We’re only months away before Sony’s next-generation console Xbox Series X will come to the market, and the fans are eager to get their hands on it. Both the next Xbox and PlayStation consoles will be taking the gaming industry at a whole new level and establish new standards. We already have enough info about what the ultimate consoles will be capable of, but there’s always room for more.
PlayStation 5’s killer feature will be the virtual reality support, according to the latest news we have. On the other hand, Microsoft already stated that Xbox Series X won’t receive the same feature. However, we can still hope that at some point in the future, the Xbox consoles will support the VR technology. Microsoft has something interesting to say about the subject:
“My main point was, I wanted to be clear with our customers on where our focus was. So that if somebody was waiting for us to bring out a VR headset for Series X, at the launch or something – we’re not going to do that.” said Phil Spencer, executive vice-president of Gaming at Microsoft and the head of Xbox brand.
However, now comes the most interesting part of what Spencer stated:
“I don’t hope it goes away – I hope it gets bigger. I hope it’s something that’s so important that it would be a no-brainer for us to go and support it.”
There you have it: Spencer is not ruling out the idea that Xbox consoles will receive the VR support at some point in the future. Not at launch, though.
Can Xbox Series X handle the VR technology?
Without a doubt, Sony’s next-generation console can do it since it packs AMD Ryzen Zen 2 CPU and a GPU that is AMD Navi-based and with 12 TFLOPs of power. Thus, Xbox Series X will also be capable of “world-class visuals” up to 8K, 120FPS, and support for Variable Refresh Rate (VRR).
Both Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 will be launched around Holidays this year, and we don’t have an exact release date nor what their prices shall be.