An Xbox VR Headset seems much more of a possibility than it did a few days ago thanks largely to a major leak of Microsoft’s BTS Xbox Series X preparations.
It’s rather surprising at this point in 2020 that Xbox does not support VR and that Microsoft still isn’t making any major efforts to make it happen. Or are they? * wink wink *
The leak that has sent fans into Sherlock mode!
Microsoft has always been a major advocate of VR on their Windows PCs right from the early days of VR. Year after year, we have seen Windows 10 achieving some new level of compatibility with VR technology. And yet, for some reason, Microsoft has never taken that kind of initiative with the Xbox lineup yet.
However, the wait it seems may finally be over. An eagle-eyed user by the name of Cygnifick recently made an astonishing discovery. In the popular new simulation game, Microsoft Flight Simulator’s files, the user found a few curious lines in the game’s code. Among these lines, the words “Scarlett_VR” and “PC_VR” stood out the most for a few reasons.
First, for those of you who do not know, Scarlett was Microsoft’s codename for the Xbox Series X during development. So “Scarlett_VR” could be seen as a major reference to the possible new VR feature in the Flight Sim game. Moreover, the VR feature for Microsoft Flight Sim’s PC version is already confirmed.
In fact, Microsoft has even initiated a closed beta experience for the same. So, if one piece of the info seems to match up, the chances of the other piece being true drastically increase.
What of the Xbox VR Headset?
Now that we have ascertained a clear possibility of VR on Xbox Series X, let’s get to the next bit. Of course, any good VR experience needs a solid pair of headsets. And given that Sony already sells it’s own nice and affordable pair, it’s same to assume that Xbox, as rivals, will want to tread the same path.
VR gaming is clearly a major fraction of the future of video gaming. And gaming consoles need to take the next step sooner or later. Sony has done it with the PlayStation & their VR headset already. So now, if VR is actually coming to Xbox, this seems like the perfect time for Microsoft to make their bid!