Will VR Come to the Xbox Series X? Phil Spencer Plays Coy

Spencer talks about how important VR is to current Xbox Series X development.

Phil Spencer, Head of Xbox, recently appeared on an episode of Gamertag Radio. He spoke about a variety of subjects, including how important virtual reality is for the Xbox Series X and clarifying his previous comments about low VR sales.

Basically, VR isn't incredibly important for Xbox right now, and "if somebody was waiting for us to bring out a VR headset for Series X, at the launch or something, we're not going to do that."

That's mostly because of how challenging it is to successfully implement VR. Spencer said it requires more effort than just plugging in an extra peripheral, and the team's resources are focused on other projects related to the Series X.

One of those is probably the extensive testing Spencer himself is involved in, along with plans for some big marketing changes in the next console generation. On top of that, there's likely a lot in the pipe we don't yet know about. 

Still, this doesn't mean we'll never see VR on Xbox Series X.

"I hope it's something that's so important that it would be a no-brainer for us to go and support it" Spencer told the Gamertag team.

Hopefully, Spencer talking more about the focus on Xbox moving into the next-gen is a sign we'll be getting more information on both the XSX in the near future. We know Sony is planning something soon. 

Whatever the case may be, stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Xbox Series X and next-gen console news as it develops.


Josh Broadwell's gaming career began early--1993, to be exact--when he was introduced to the Super Nintendo and Super Mario World. Despite all the magnificent games the SNES and, later, the original PlayStation had to offer, it wasn't until the GameBoy Advance era that he finally discovered RPGs, which quickly became a favorite genre. He holds a BA in history, an MA in history, and is currently pursuing an MA in strategic communication.

Platforms Xbox One Tags microsoft
Source usgamer.net
Published Feb. 11th 2020

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