Microsoft Announces That Mixed Reality Experiences Will Come To Xbox Project Scorpio
Xbox Project Scorpio, by Microsoft, has somewhat been veiled in mystery with very little updates as of recent. All we knew about the upcoming console was that it was going to be powerful and VR ready. But during GDC 2017, Microsoft shed light and updates on several topics including their Xbox Project Scorpio. In a short and brief statement, Alex Kipman, technical fellow at Microsoft, mentioned the following.
We’re also excited to share that Windows Mixed Reality experiences will light up on other devices over time, beyond desktop and Microsoft HoloLens. Our plan is to bring mixed reality content to the Xbox One family of devices, including Project Scorpio, in 2018.
Microsoft announced that their plan is to bring mixed reality onto their upcoming Xbox Project Scorpio device in 2018, which is significant news. Microsoft plans to integrate their developing mixed reality technology onto a console device. We know that it requires a powerful system to operate mixed reality rigs. If this is determined to be the case, Xbox Project Scorpio will have to pack quite a punch.
We know that Xbox Project Scorpio will be launched later this year. But with the above statement from Alex Kipman, it seems as though mixed reality nor virtual reality will be integrated into the console when it initially launches to the public.
There is yet to be a contender that can offer the mixed reality experience on a console level. Sony is currently the only platform to offer VR integration on a console with their PlayStation VR headsets. But it isn’t as powerful as PC-based headsets such as the Oculus Rift or the HTC Vive. So the experience overall isn’t as immersive. This will be quite a change to see when mixed reality is fully integrated onto a powerful console device such as the upcoming Xbox Project Scorpio system. More news may become available during the E3 time frame taking place in a couple of months.