Microsoft actually surfaced its plans to have Xbox One games stream to the Oculus Rift much earlier in June 2015. It seems that the tech giant is coming to turn its thought into reality after a year and some more time. Microsoft will now allow Oculus Rift users to play Xbox One games. The players will be able to choose from the range of games available in Xbox One library and get the action transmitted through their Oculus Rift devices.
According to VG247, the users of Oculus Rift will be able to take the advantage of this service starting from this December 12. They will be allowed to stream Xbox One games through a dedicated app. Called as Xbox One Streaming to Oculus Rift app, Its will also support Xbox 360 backward compatible versions alongside the collection of Xbox One titles. The app has been designed to transmit whatever the console's projection onto a massive screen in the headset. As a result, the gamers will get to enjoy a superlative gaming experience with real-time visuals of cinema mode.
As per a report by IBT, with this app, the players will be able to take the taste of some super exciting games like Gears of War, Halo 5: Guardians and Forza Horizon 3. There will be a number of new titles launched by the first phase of 2017 which will be specifically made for Oculus Rift platform. Microsoft is also supporting the Rift natively in Windows 10, which the company plans to ship its wireless controllers with the Rift in part of its partnership.
For streaming Xbox One games on the Rift firstly one needs to connect his/her Xbox One via its home network. After getting it connected the console's video output will be streamed to Rift headset and will be projected on the screen. But before that the needs to choose and ensure which Virtual reality environment he/she wants to catch on the platform. There are three choices available to choose from namely"Citadel," "Retreat" and "Dome." The streaming is also said to update much in later part as well.