Xbox Boss Hopes VR Becomes ‘No Brainer’, No Series X Support For Now


Late final yr Phil Spencer, Microsoft’s Head of Xbox, brought about a little bit of a fire up within the VR business when he said that “no one” was asking for Xbox VR assist.

Spencer later clarified that, whereas he preferred VR, it wasn’t the corporate’s focus for its new console, now generally known as Xbox One Collection X. This week Spencer expanded on his statements even additional, including that he hopes the VR business will develop into sufficiently big that Xbox VR assist will sooner or later be a “no brainer” for the corporate.

Spencer mentioned as a lot on the newest episode of the Gamertag Radio podcast. Beginning simply previous the 26-minute mark, he once more defined that his previous feedback weren’t supposed to disrespect VR, however make it clear Collection X wouldn’t be supporting it on day one.

“There are lots of people I do know which might be engaged on some good VR titles – nice VR titles – and I’m not making an attempt to be not supportive of that,” he clarified. “My major level was, I wished to be clear with our clients on the place our focus was. In order that if any person was ready for us to convey out a VR headset for Collection X, on the launch or one thing… we’re not going to do this.”

He continued explaining that, whereas he knew some folks wished an Xbox VR headset, Microsoft’s present assets had been finest spent on the issues it’s already engaged on, together with its cloud gaming service, Challenge XCloud, amongst different issues.

“I don’t hope it goes away: I hope it will get larger,” Spencer later concluded. “I hope it’s one thing that’s so essential that it might be a no brainer for us to go assist it. My major level, in that assertion wasn’t to shade anyone who’s engaged on VR or something however actually simply in regards to the stuff that we’re targeted on proper now and that’s not a part of the equation proper now.”

Rumors urged that Microsoft shelved plans for an Xbox One VR headset just a few years in the past after first teasing that the Xbox One X may assist ‘excessive constancy VR’. Spencer’s feedback this week recommend that any potential Xbox VR effort continues to be years out on the earliest.