Virtual reality has been a big talking point just recently, with Sony expected to unveil their revolutionary headset at GDC next week. There has now been reports that Microsoft want to get in on the act, having explored the potential for an Xbox One virtual reality headset release.
Oculus Rift started what looks like the next big shift in gaming, with Sony believed to be hot on their heels with a PS4 virtual reality device. Microsoft reportedly patented at least one head mounted display device in October, which could be important if they are to keep up the same pace as Sony in the future.
The Xbox virtual reality device may well be in development but we have no real leads on their progress, Sony on the other hand look to have a prototype ready to unveil. It could benefit Microsoft to release after as they can learn valuable lessons from Sony’s launch, especially if their debut product does not set the world alight.
A virtual reality device from Microsoft combined with their other Xbox hardware such as Kinect could open up an amazing window of opportunity for the company. Expanding their platform in this way could be groundbreaking for themselves and the games industry as a whole. For now it will be all eyes on Sony to see what they produce at GDC, Microsoft will be watching closely with interest.
Would you like to see an Xbox One virtual reality device released to rival the PS4 version?