XBOX ONE GAME STREAMING COMES TO OCULUS RIFT IN DECEMBER

Oculus Rift owners will be able to stream Xbox One games to their headsets starting December 21.

Keeping in mind that all headsets are being sold in a bundle with an Xbox One controller, this seems like a logical step in Oculus’ and Microsoft’s collaboration and one further.

Even thought it seems heaven- sent, there is a catch. You’ll need a Windows 10 gaming PC in order to stream. I guess that we’ll have to wait and see if it manages to become a success for both companies.

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HOW TO: CHECK OUT YOUR WINDOWS 10 PC’S COMPATIBILITY WITH VR

“It was earlier announced that all Windows 10 PCs will be compatible with Windows Holographic, a “mixed reality” experience that’ll let you immerse yourself in faraway lands.”
(Quoted text above comes from https://www.engadget.com/2016/08/16/windows-holographic-coming-to-all-windows-10-pcs-next-year/)

“While we still don’t know a lot about the application and all of its features, we can see that the requirements include a PC with 4GB of RAM, USB 3.0, DirectX 12, a CPU with 4 cores, 1GB of free storage and 1.5m x 2m of open space (you also have the option to add tracking sensors) to move around.”
(Text taken from http://www.tenforums.com/windows-10-news/70391-windows-holographic-spec-requirements-detailed.html)


Terry Myerson joins Intel CEO Brian Krzanich on stage at IDF to show Windows Holographic shell, coming to mainstream Windows 10 PCs and head-mounted displays in 2017.
Text source: Youtube video description

“In the latest test builds of Windows 10, Microsoft is now including a “Windows Holographic First Run” application that tests a machine to ensure it’s compatible. I’ve tested a variety of machines, and it appears that Microsoft’s minimum requirements are pretty basic:

4GB of RAM
USB 3.0 port
A graphics card with DirectX 12 support
4 CPU cores, including dual-core processors with hyperthreading”

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Microsoft is planning to detail more about its VR headsets for Windows 10 at an event in December.
Text source: http://www.theverge.com/2016/11/21/13697268/microsoft-windows-10-vr-headsets-minimum-specs