Oculus Rift owners can stream Xbox One games to their headset starting next month

Oculus Rift owners can stream Xbox One games to their headset starting next month

Starting December 12, Oculus Rift owners can stream Xbox One games to their headsets using a new app from Microsoft.

Before you get too excited, understand that this doesn’t mean you’ll get the immersive experience of virtual reality, but rather a seemingly-massive screen that’s just a couple inches from your eyeballs. You’ll get your choice to play in one of three simulated environments: Citadel, Retreat, or Dome.

It’s no ideal, but hey, progress is progress, and in this case, it could lead to big things down the road for console gamers.

Microsoft plans to release Project Scorpio, its code-named console update that promises to be significantly more powerful than Sony’s recent refresh — the PlayStation 4 Pro. With any luck, the budding love between Oculus and Microsoft grows to include Rift support in the upcoming console — although Microsoft is working on its own headset that could put a damper on this burgeoning relationship.

Anything that runs on the Xbox One, or games that are backward-compatible with the Xbox 360 will run on the Rift as well. The app is free and starting December 12, available to download from the Xbox Games Store.

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