Microsoft has put plans for VR assist for Xbox gadgets on maintain, in keeping with an interview with Xbox’s chief advertising and marketing officer.
Talking to gamesindustry.biz, CMO Mike Nichols stated that the gaming platform would not have “any plans particular to Xbox consoles in digital actuality or combined actuality”.
Nichols clarified that Microsoft was relatively specializing in VR improvement on PC, and noticed cellular as a “good situation” for combined or augmented actuality.
“Our focus is totally on experiences you’ll play in your TV, and in the end we’d prefer to make these experiences extra broadly.”
The announcement is the fruits of a gradual retreat over VR plans for the Xbox console.
Again in 2016, Xbox chief Phil Spencer instructed players to anticipate “high-end VR” experiences on the Xbox One S, shortly earlier than Microsoft promised mixed-reality content material can be on Xbox gadgets by 2018. Suffice to say, none of that ended up occurring.
The hefty technical upgrades on the Xbox One S and X consoles has definitely made VR assist extra viable, although the failure of the Kinect movement controller to shift models has possible made the corporate cautious of over committing to further peripherals by the Xbox platform.