Players who have been watching the growing VR industry, hoping Microsoft might soon join in on the fun, are in for some disappointing news. Head of Xbox Phil Spencer recently announced that virtual reality isn’t something the company is looking at expanding into any time soon, the only thing they are focusing on is Hololens, and this is for professional use and not consumers.
While answering audience questions during Oct. 18’s WSJ Tech Live event hosted by the Wall Street Journal, Phil Spencer offered some insight into Xbox’s VR stance. When asked directly about Xbox and VR, Spencer said, “We’re big believers in that software platform and the devices that will enable that. We’re focused a lot more on the software side of that right now. When I think about immersive worlds and I think about the connection of a player and community, that’s something that’s very high on our investment list.”
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