It looks like the Xbox One is ready to take on the world of VR — sort of. Microsoft has announced that Xbox One game streaming will be expanding from its humble roots in the Xbox app for Windows 10 to the Oculus Rift on December 12.
Today marks an evolution in our ongoing partnership with Oculus, as Rift owners will be able to stream their Xbox One library to Rift with the new Xbox One Streaming to Oculus Rift app, including fan favorites like "Gears of War 4," "Forza Horizon 3" and "Halo 5: Guardians," the biggest sports games, indie darlings, Backward Compatible Xbox 360 games, and more titles coming in 2017.
All of this will be done over the new (and verbose) Xbox One Streaming to Oculus Rift app, which will become available on December 12. Like the current game streaming setup for the Windows 10 Xbox app, the new Oculus Rift app will allow you to stream games from your Xbox One directly to your Rift headset over your home network. You can then play the games on a giant screen in one of three environments, which Microsoft has titled "Citadel," "Retreat" and "Dome."
While it's not full-fledged VR on Xbox One, this is certainly an interesting move for both Microsoft and Oculus. Microsoft and Oculus notably worked together to package an Xbox One controller with every Oculus Rift, and this move seems to indicate that we may see even more from this partnership in the future.
If you're stoked to check out Xbox One games on your Oculus Rift, you'll get your shot at game streaming in VR on December 12.