Gamers with an eye on E3, which seems to have started earlier than ever this year, knew Oculus Rift was set to hold a media briefing full of announcements yesterday. What they didn’t know was that one of those announcements would involve playing Xbox games in virtual reality on the Oculus Rift.
One of the big surprised to come out of the media briefing was when Xbox head Phil Spencer took the stage to announce that Oculus users will be able to stream Xbox One games to the headset in a sort of virtual home theater environment. Additionally, when the Rift hardware begins shipping in 2016, it will come with a wireless Xbox One controller and wireless adapter for Windows 10 packed in.
“There is going to be a lot more to come,” promised Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe, who also added that including a gamepad with his headset was “really important” and “the right move for game developers and gamers.”