As part of the round table of which I starred in E3 2019, Matt Booty, head of the Xbox Studios, touched on the subject of virtual reality. The manager said that, although Microsoft already had studies that could support such technology, as a brand they considered that a proposal that has not been consolidated, so it is not a priority.
” The Virtual reality has not been taken off yet, so for the moment we feel that what we are doing with Windows Mixed Reality, with HoloLens, that is covering virtual reality for us for the moment and if it ends up taking off, I’m sure We have teams capable of supporting the RV and we also have very interesting things like the ones we have announced with Minecraft Earth, the augmented reality game, where you use your phone to bring the world of Minecraft to life, so we have some projects in motion , it’s just that for the moment the RV It has not been consolidated so much, so it’s not a focus. In addition, we have so many things at this time that the R.V. It’s not a priority for us. “Booty concluded.
Virtual reality, like video game technology, you’ve seen a resurgence for some years, with exponents such as Oculus, PlayStation VR and HTC Vive, well established on the horizon. a couple of months ago that it has sold 4.2 million PlayStation VR equipment from 2016 to date; However, Microsoft’s approach to this technology has been alternative or tangential. In 2015, Microsoft announced a pact with Oculus, but without entering fully into the development of games.