Microsoft has confirmed that they will not be showing any VR or AR at this year E3 Xbox Project Scorpio presentation. There’s been quite a lot of rumors and speculation that Microsoft is going to be showing VR at Xbox E3 stage but now it looks like that’s not going to be happening. This information is the courtesy of Polygon.com. So, basically what Microsoft is said is this:
Our primary focus is making our mixed reality experiences a success on Windows 10 PCs,” Alex Kipman, technical fellow at Microsoft, told Polygon today. “We believe that right now a Windows PC is the best platform for mixed reality as its open ecosystem and enormous installed base offer the best opportunity for developers, and Windows offers the most choices for consumers.
“Windows has been the birthplace of a variety of technologies, and we believe this will hold for mixed reality too. Given the efforts we have underway on Windows for mixed reality, and our belief that console VR should be wireless, right now we are focused on developing mixed reality experiences for the PC, not on the console.
So, there you go, a guy who actually deals with VR is basically saying that VR is not going to be thing on Xbox Scorpio at least not this year. And it looks like it’s not only going to be sort of absence during this year E3 show but maybe absence on Xbox Scorpio for a while. But that doesn’t mean that VR is not coming for Scorpio anymore.
Not a month ago Microsoft have changed the description for the Scorpio where the high fidelity VR actually disappeared from the description of Xbox official website. So, that kinds of confirmed that VR is not going to be available with Xbox Scorpio right now.
This year is not about hardware because Microsoft already shared specs and all the other stuff with Digital Foundry and Digital Foundry was actually able to explain what Scorpio specs is all about. This year is all about games and capabilities during this year E3. And we are hoping that this year E3 is going to be all about games, games and games.