Come June 2015, Microsoft will reportedly showcase the long-rumored Xbox One virtual reality headset during the company's EA press conference.
According to a report published by VR Zone, Microsoft's purported Virtual Reality headset for its latest home console is already in the hands of several developers.
Furthermore, the report suggested that several key developers are working on creating new VR games. Hence, the existence of the Xbox One Virtual Headset can't be denied either.
Consequently, a new Digitimes report that "upstream supply chain" sources claimed that the development on the Xbox One VR headset is going on full swing. Reportedly, the Xbox One VR project will be handled by the same team that handles Microsoft's Surface tablet line.
At this year's GDC tech event, Microsoft admitted its interest in the VR headset market. It's been long claimed that the Redmond-based giant has been monitoring this segment closely.
If rumors have anything to go by, Microsoft's Xbox VR headset is separate from its rival's Google Glass-like "Fortazela" project. In fact, a number of patents have long pointed at Sony's Project Morpheus-type VR headset in the making.
Sony Project Morpheus - The Competition
Microsoft's arch rival in the gaming territory, Sony, officially announced its own virtual reality headset for the PlayStation 4 at the concluded GDC 2014, though the company has yet to announce the retail availability of the VR headset. Apparently, Sony could officially launch the device for common masses at E3 gaming conference in June next year. The device is said to cost less than $300 or Rs. 18,990.
Virtual Reality Headset Market - An Overview
It is a known fact that the Virtual Reality headset market will further grow in the coming years. With various players including Oculus, Sony, Samsung and Carl Zeiss have already showcased their respective hardware, the time has come when we must start thinking off gaming from a whole new perspective.
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