Users are disappointed that Microsoft is not focusing on VR for Xbox

Claudiu Andone
by Claudiu Andone
Windows & Software Expert
Oldtimer in the tech and science press, Claudiu is focused on whatever comes new from Microsoft. His abrupt interest in computers started when he saw the first Home Computer as a kid. However, his... Read more
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  • There is still no VR for Xbox and the users are very disappointed by Microsoft's lack of interest.
  • Although the software giant is on the virtual reality market for some time now, it didn't announce any plans for the future.
  • This lack of reaction may be caused by a lot of reasons, including the Facebook Meta announcement. 
No VR for Xbox users

Last year, Microsoft officials specified that VR is not a priority for the Xbox Series X console but almost a year passed and there are no changes on the horizon.

It’s no surprise that users on Reddit expressed their disappointment once again that Microsoft is not focusing on VR at all for Xbox.

The majority of those on the thread agree on the fact that Microsoft could help VR flourish if they support this feature on Xbox.

VR is still not on Xbox

VR has a pretty long history but the users who embraced it are still waiting for content and the fact that users bought the latest Xbox Series X and no VR goggles insight can be frustrating.

Of course, Microsoft is on the VR market for a long time with HoloLens but that is a very good business HR headset and it’s hard to assume that it will be turned into an entertainment tool pretty soon.

The software giant also has a love relationship with the HTC VIVE Pro headset that they still have in store as an alternative but they didn’t connect it to the Xbox.

What are Microsoft’s plans with VR for the future?

Obviously, many Xbox users are asking when is Microsoft going to finally focus on VR for their beloved console.

And mostly why is not Microsoft doing anything about this? It’s an ongoing question since the company didn’t offer a straight question yet.

We can only make a few suppositions and the first would be that the market and content don’t justify an investment in that direction.

Some rumors say that the Microsoft Kinect failure would be the main argument for the Redmond giant ignoring this trend.

Another bolder supposition would be that Facebook Meta is the reason why Microsoft is delaying its actions.

Meta has the potential to revive the whole VR market and the Redmond giant could be taking notes at this point to develop the right integration for the winning devices.

As we’ve mentioned, these are only wild guesses as we don’t have enough data to support any of them but we feel that we will see some actions soon.

While waiting for the VR integration, take a look at the video games optimized for Xbox Series X so far and put your console to play.

How do you feel about Microsoft not focusing on VR for Xbox? Leave us your thought in the comment section below.

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