Microsoft Announces It Will Ship Oculus Rift With Xbox One Controller & Adapter

For those of you who have been following the development of the Oculus Rift, the virtual reality headset that was purchased by Facebook for $2 Billion dollars last year, this may come as some exciting news. Oculus and Microsoft have announced at an E3 press conference today that the consumer version of the Oculus Rift which will be on sale in early 2016 will come with an Xbox One controller. The VR headset will be compatible with Microsoft’s streaming game service in Windows 10, using the Xbox to Windows adapter however the device will not plug in directly to any type of gaming console.

The head of Xbox, Phil Spencer said at the event; "We believe we’ll be able to create state of the art virtual reality experiences with the Oculus Rift on top of Windows."

Which should be exciting; if you are in one of those erotic 3D virtual experiences, just as you are about to get hot and heavy you get the old Windows “blue screen of death!” However in order to get the controller to work wirelessly it will have to operate on Windows 10 since the adapter only officially works on the new operating system.

Check out the trailer for the Oculus Rift:

Microsoft is also developing its own HoloLens system to work with Windows 10, creating 3D seemingly “holographic” environment for users who want to pretend that all of the cool computer interfaces from their favorite 1990’s science fiction movies actually came true.

Will you buy the Oculus Rift to use with an Xbox controller?

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Source:  The Verge