Will the Xbox Find VR Support?Published by forahobby on Thursday, March 18, 2021
Tagged: Gaming, Xbox One,
As the newest offerings from both Sony and Microsoft continue to carve their own path forward and capture their own portion of the market, questions around which will push either forward continue to be asked – one of the big features is certainly for contention here, with the PS5 pushing forward with its own PSVR2 platform, many fans are asking whether or not the Xbox will be primed for VR support which it is currently missing, or if a continued delay will be had until big features become available.
For some, the answer is already seemingly a not just yet – the Xbox lead has stated a number of times through interviews that whilst Microsoft is invested in exploring the virtual reality space, at its current there seems little reason to invest in developing options on the console as adoption rates amongst console users as a whole are quite low, and it’s hard to disagree – the number of games releases on different platforms in the VR space isn’t all that high, and whilst there are some that have been able to capture a great experience through the introduction, particularly amongst the simpler genres looking to replicate an offline experience like the big jackpot sites as users benefit from a jackpot joy code, but for something more complex like an FPS or MOBA that are leading the gaming industry currently, there’s still quite the gap.
The other issue certainly comes in at cost, too, as whilst VR as a whole has become much cheaper over the past few years there’s still quite a large price tag attached to the bigger names. Efforts have certainly been made to bring the overall cost of consoles down, but the cost of games has gone up a little, and it may be much harder to justify a price tag of a few hundred dollars extra on top for a VR system that has little game offering.Whilst it may be enough to sway the decision of some, there will certainly remain the staunch defenders of either platform with or without big new features like VR, and with the consoles only recently releasing this past holiday period and the longer life cycles they typically go through there’s still plenty of time for change – the Xbox could certainly find VR support a little further down the line if things move forward quickly, or it could turn out all of the investment from Sony falls short as VR continues to stumble and finds difficulty taking off at all.
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