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by Monkey Man » Thu Jun 11, 2015 6:33 pm



Xbox One Streaming

With the Xbox One Streaming app, you can play your Xbox One games directly on your Oculus Rift. Connect to your console via the app and watch your games come to life on a huge virtual screen in three immersive virtual theatres. Now you can expand your library of VR games with your favourite Xbox One titles, including Xbox 360 games that are playable on Xbox One. Xbox One Streaming requires your Xbox One console to be connected to the same network as your home PC.

https://www.oculus.com/experiences/rift ... 563371842/

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Xbox and Oculus Partner to Change the Face of Virtual Reality

Virtual reality has been a part of popular culture for decades, but for many years it served more as a sci-fi narrative device than as a viable technology for consumers. That has changed dramatically in recent years, as advances in technology have finally allowed the geniuses creating virtual reality platforms to bring their visions to life like never before. The era of virtual reality is here.

That’s why we’re so excited to announce a new partnership between Microsoft and virtual reality pioneer Oculus VR. Earlier today, at an Oculus event in San Francisco, Head of Xbox Phil Spencer joined Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe on stage to share some details on what fans can expect to see when the Oculus Rift launches in Q1 2016.

The Xbox One controller will be included with every Oculus Rift. The Xbox One controller is designed for gamers, by gamers, for interchangeable gaming between Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs and tablets, with fine-tuned impulse triggers for greater precision and control and a D-pad engineered to deliver greater responsiveness. If you’re going to be playing your Rift games with a controller, this is the one you want in your hands. And, with the new Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows that we unveiled last week included, you can play games on the Rift using the Xbox One controller wirelessly right out of the box.

Xbox One games will be playable on Oculus Rift. We shared earlier this year that you’ll be able to stream your Xbox One games to your Windows 10 PC or tablet. Now, we’re happy to announce that we’re bringing the same Xbox One streaming capability to the Rift, a feature that’s only possible through Windows 10. You can play your favorite Xbox One games, like Halo, Forza, Sunset Overdrive and more, on your own virtual reality cinema screen. It’s just like playing in a private theater, and you can even play with your friends through Xbox Live.

Windows 10 is the best platform for playing games on the Oculus Rift. The Rift will work natively with Windows 10 to make it easy to set up, jump in, and have an incredible VR gaming experience. Combined with Direct12 technology that unlocks the full capabilities of new Windows 10 graphics hardware, made-for-VR games on Windows 10 will have the fastest frame rates and top performance.

“We’re thrilled to be working closely with the team at Oculus. Their groundbreaking work in virtual reality is inspiring, and the Oculus Rift delivers a truly next-generation VR experience,” said Spencer. “We at Xbox are passionate about giving gamers the opportunity to play when and where they want. I can't wait to see the incredible games created for the Rift, and we are proud to be part of the experience."

Above all, we want to give gaming fans choices. Windows 10 is an open ecosystem that includes boundless opportunities for alternate realities, which is why we see the virtual reality of Oculus Rift as a perfect complement to the mixed reality offered by Microsoft HoloLens. For more on mixed reality, virtual reality, Windows 10 gaming and more, be sure to watch Major Nelson’s interview with CVP of Next Gen Experiences Kudo Tsunoda below.

We’re really excited about today’s announcement and what it means for fans of both Xbox and Oculus. You’ll be hearing more about this great news in the future, so stay tuned to Xbox Wire.

http://news.xbox.com/2015/06/xbox-xbox- ... al-reality

Oculus Rift will have the ability to "stream Xbox One games" in "virtual cinema". It comes with a Xbox One pad.



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Oculus Rift comes with a wireless Xbox One controller

Stream Xbox One games to Oculus Rift via Windows 10.


Each Oculus Rift headset comes with a wireless Xbox One controller, Oculus has announced.

Oculus has partnered with Microsoft to enable Xbox One games such as Halo, Forza and Sunset Overdrive, to Stream to Oculus Rift via Windows 10.

Xbox boss Phil Spencer took to the stage during Oculus' press conference to say the Rift will work natively with Windows 10 to make the virtual reality headset easy to set up. It will also benefit from using DirectX 12, Spencer said.

We already knew Microsoft planned to allow Xbox One users to stream their games to Windows 10. Now the capability has been extended to include Oculus Rift.

Spencer suggested at some point in the future Oculus Rift may enable an Xbox-themed virtual theatre, which sounds useful for those fighting over the use of one telly.

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2015- ... controller

Head of Xbox Phil Spencer took the stage to elaborate on the partnership: “The opportunity for us to bring our wireless controller, the one that we’ve spent so many years refining, to every Oculus user at launch is incredibly exciting for us.

“The Rift will natively work with Windows 10. And we all know that VR experiences require the highest performance, and with Direct X 12, we believe we’ll be able to create state of the art virtual reality experiences on top of Windows.”

http://uk.ign.com/articles/2015/06/11/o ... ont%20page)&utm_content=12

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PostRe: Xbox One to stream to Oculus Rift announced, X1 pad bundled
by Somebody Else's Problem » Thu Jun 11, 2015 6:44 pm

So you can pretend to be in a room playing your Xbox One, while actually being in a room playing your Xbox One.

The future is here.

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by Rog » Thu Jun 11, 2015 6:47 pm

Doesn't this require streaming to a PC though?

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by HSH28 » Thu Jun 11, 2015 6:47 pm

Somebody Else's Problem wrote:So you can pretend to be in a room playing your Xbox One, while actually being in a room playing your Xbox One.

The future is here.


Does seem a little redundant, but I guess you might have a bigger virtual screen than you have in real life. They also said if you are playing MP then your friends might show up in the virtual room.

Rog wrote:Doesn't this require streaming to a PC though?


Oculus is a PC display so it kind of goes without saying I would have thought.

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by Zerudaaaaa! » Thu Jun 11, 2015 6:48 pm

Somebody Else's Problem wrote:So you can pretend to be in a room playing your Xbox One, while actually being in a room playing your Xbox One.

The future is here.



:lol:


So is the current generation of consoles powerful enough to theoretically use Rift or not? Or is it only doable on PC?

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by Somebody Else's Problem » Thu Jun 11, 2015 6:48 pm

HSH28 wrote:
Somebody Else's Problem wrote:So you can pretend to be in a room playing your Xbox One, while actually being in a room playing your Xbox One.

The future is here.


Does seem a little redundant, but I guess you might have a bigger virtual screen than you have in real life. They also said if you are playing MP then your friends might show up in the virtual room.


For the price you'll have paid for Oculus and the equipment required to run it, you might as well have bought a bigger strawberry floating screen to start off with.

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by NickSCFC » Thu Jun 11, 2015 6:52 pm

MonkeyMan, this didn't need its own thread.

Also, the Xbox One controller has no motion control, so pointless for VR.

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by Monkey Man » Thu Jun 11, 2015 6:57 pm

Somebody Else's Problem wrote:
HSH28 wrote:
Somebody Else's Problem wrote:So you can pretend to be in a room playing your Xbox One, while actually being in a room playing your Xbox One.

The future is here.


Does seem a little redundant, but I guess you might have a bigger virtual screen than you have in real life. They also said if you are playing MP then your friends might show up in the virtual room.


For the price you'll have paid for Oculus and the equipment required to run it, you might as well have bought a bigger strawberry floating screen to start off with.

What if your wife is watching Eastenders on your big screen and you fancy playing some Halo 5.

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by Somebody Else's Problem » Thu Jun 11, 2015 6:58 pm

Monkey Man wrote:
Somebody Else's Problem wrote:
HSH28 wrote:
Somebody Else's Problem wrote:So you can pretend to be in a room playing your Xbox One, while actually being in a room playing your Xbox One.

The future is here.


Does seem a little redundant, but I guess you might have a bigger virtual screen than you have in real life. They also said if you are playing MP then your friends might show up in the virtual room.


For the price you'll have paid for Oculus and the equipment required to run it, you might as well have bought a bigger strawberry floating screen to start off with.

What if your wife is watching Eastenders on your big screen and you fancy playing some Halo 5.


You can probably afford a better wife, too.

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by NickSCFC » Thu Jun 11, 2015 6:59 pm

If I get the Rift, I'll only be gaming with these...

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by satriales » Thu Jun 11, 2015 7:04 pm

HSH28 wrote:
Somebody Else's Problem wrote:So you can pretend to be in a room playing your Xbox One, while actually being in a room playing your Xbox One.

The future is here.


Does seem a little redundant, but I guess you might have a bigger virtual screen than you have in real life.


It might seem bigger in VR, but the resolution will be much smaller if it's only filling half the screen.

I can see it working for some some games and films but I don't think you'd want to play the latest AAA games in low-res.

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by HSH28 » Thu Jun 11, 2015 7:09 pm

NickSCFC wrote:If I get the Rift, I'll only be gaming with these...


Not with the games they showed you won't.

Clearly plenty of games will work in VR with a normal pad.

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by tomvek » Thu Jun 11, 2015 7:11 pm

Pretty smart of MS to get in with them at this stage. I can see them integrating Oculus support even more in their next console and Windows.

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by bear » Thu Jun 11, 2015 7:12 pm

So its a Wii U?


Great.

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by NickSCFC » Thu Jun 11, 2015 7:14 pm

HSH28 wrote:
NickSCFC wrote:If I get the Rift, I'll only be gaming with these...


Not with the games they showed you won't.

Clearly plenty of games will work in VR with a normal pad.


Fair enough, I'm only bothered about playing first person games with motion controls.

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by Zerudaaaaa! » Thu Jun 11, 2015 7:19 pm

I don't see the problem with using a standard pad. If anything, I can see that becoming the norm.

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by HSH28 » Thu Jun 11, 2015 7:19 pm

NickSCFC wrote:
HSH28 wrote:
NickSCFC wrote:If I get the Rift, I'll only be gaming with these...


Not with the games they showed you won't.

Clearly plenty of games will work in VR with a normal pad.


Fair enough, I'm only bothered about playing first person games with motion controls.


What like Eve: Valkyrie? The founder of Oculus said at the moment the best way to play it was with an Xbox One controller.

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by NickSCFC » Thu Jun 11, 2015 7:21 pm

This is what I think about playing VR games on a standard controller...

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by Somebody Else's Problem » Thu Jun 11, 2015 7:21 pm

Zerudaaaaa! wrote:I don't see the problem with using a standard pad. If anything, I can see that becoming the norm.


The opportunity for levels of immersion and realism like never before seen, and people still insist on twin strawberry floating analogues. :fp:

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by Zerudaaaaa! » Thu Jun 11, 2015 7:26 pm

Somebody Else's Problem wrote:
Zerudaaaaa! wrote:I don't see the problem with using a standard pad. If anything, I can see that becoming the norm.


The opportunity for levels of immersion and realism like never before seen, and people still insist on twin strawberry floating analogues. :fp:


The new controllers look fine for interacting with something at arm's length, but what if you want to do something else like, you know, walk forward? What other current alternative is there aside from using an analogue stick.


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