Microsoft has announced that from December 12 it will be possible to stream from Xbox One to Oculus Rift to play all the console’s games in a virtual room with a giant screen.
This is a feature that was made known from the first moment the commercial version of the Rift was presented, and that will finally be available on December 12th. Since the arrival of Windows 10, it has been possible to enjoy Xbox One games on PC, through streaming over a local network, and now it’s Oculus Rift’s turn.
All this is the result of the collaboration between Microsoft and Oculus, who will offer this service for free for owners of the HMD and the console. Xbox One Streaming to Oculus Rift is the name of the Oculus Store application responsible for this task, which will allow you to enjoy our entire catalog of games on the Rift, including titles such as Gears of War 4 and Halo 5: Guardians. It will also use our local network to carry out the streaming, and we will be able to select up to three rooms in which to play: Citadel, Retreat and Dome. It would not be bad to have the option of enjoying them in stereoscopic 3D, but this would require implementing special support in the games and, probably, more power than the console is capable of offering, so we will have to settle for the giant screen effect in a virtual room, at least for now… who knows if the arrival of Scorpio could change things and, incidentally, add native compatibility with Oculus Rift and authentic virtual reality applications for the console.