Microsoft is working on its own Virtual Reality Tech, not ready to make announcements yet

Microsoft logoMicrosoft is working on a virtual reality device of its own, but for the time being, the company is still reluctant to make any announcements related to it.

The information comes from a recent interview with the head of Microsofts Xbox division, Phil Spencer, who talked about the corporations plans regarding gaming and a prospective response to Sonys Project Morpheus and Oculus VRs Oculus Rift.

The industry as a whole continues to invest in research and in new elements. New technologies invite us to explore new gaming worlds, Spencer told Japanese magazine AV Watch.

I believe that Kinect, voice and virtual reality are those key new elements. Thats why Im glad that Sony and Oculus are investing in VR. Were also working on an investment of our own, but its not at a stage in which we can talk about it yet, he continued.

Taking into account the major investment that the company has already made with Kinect, the company is bound to prepare a pretty big surprise, and not merely content to play catch up.

The decision to remove the Kinect sensor from the Xbox One home entertainment system is questionable when seen in this light though, as the peripheral was initially touted as an integral part of the Xbox experience.

Furthermore, one would think that Microsoft would have been quicker to jump on the VR wagon, as it seems to fit like a glove with its previous motion control endeavors.

For the time being, there is no information regarding what the corporation might be up to, but hopefully we wont have to wait too long until its ready to make a reveal.

The interview also reveals that Microsoft is still fully behind its console branch, in spite of analysts predicting that the Xbox arm will be sold in the near future due to low performance.

With Xbox 360, our efforts were crowned by considerable success. And Im committed to the success of Xbox One.

In the past six months Xbox One has changed. We introduced to gamers the version without Kinect and broadened the choice. We will continue to update the system, and starting with Japan were launching in new markets. The launch in Shanghai in China will happen next week, and I believe that by such changes well gather an even bigger audience, Phil Spencer explained.

For the time being, Microsofts latest console isnt doing too hot, lagging considerably behind the PlayStation 4, its main competitor from Sony.

The last official sales data regarding the home entertainment system dates from April, and Microsoft it most likely waiting for the upcoming launch in a number of secondary markets before publishing any new data.

Source: Softpedia

Tags: Kinect, Microsoft, technologies, Xbox One

Comments
Add comment

Your name:
Sign in with:
or
Your comment:


Enter code:

E-mail (not required)
E-mail will not be disclosed to the third party


Last news

 
Consumer group recommends iPhone 8 over anniversary model
 
LTE connections wherever you go and instant waking should come to regular PCs, too
 
That fiction is slowly becoming a reality
 
The Snapdragon 845 octa-core SoC includes the Snapdragon X20 LTE modem
 
Human moderators can help make YouTube a safer place for everyone
 
Google says Progressive Web Apps are the future of app-like webpages
 
All 2018 models to sport the 'notch'
 
The biggest exchange in South Korea, where the BTC/KRW pair is at $14,700 now
The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Review
The evolution of the successful smartphone, now with a waterproof body and USB Type-C
February 7, 2017 /
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S - a tablet with the Windows-keyboard
The first Windows-tablet with the 12-inch display Super AMOLED
June 7, 2016 /
Keyboards for iOS
Ten iOS keyboards review
July 18, 2015 /
Samsung E1200 Mobile Phone Review
A cheap phone with a good screen
March 8, 2015 / 4
Creative Sound Blaster Z sound card review
Good sound for those who are not satisfied with the onboard solution
September 25, 2014 / 2
Samsung Galaxy Gear: Smartwatch at High Price
The first smartwatch from Samsung - almost a smartphone with a small body
December 19, 2013 /
 
 

News Archive

 
 
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
     12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31      




Poll

Do you use microSD card with your phone?
or leave your own version in comments (4)