Microsoft Announces Valve VR Partnership at E3 2015

Windows 10 to fully support Valve's Vive VR headset, says development head Kudo Tsunoda.

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Xbox development head Kudo Tsunoda has announced that the corporation is "working closely with Valve" to ensure that Windows 10 will be an ideal platform for Valve's Vive headset.

Though he wouldn't offer specific details, Tsunoda's announcement of a Valve partnership closely follows the Windows 10 deal with Oculus VR. Retail models of Oculus Rift will ship with an Xbox One controller, with the software fully supported on Windows 10.

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Meanwhile, Oculus Rift will be able to play Xbox One games via a Wi-Fi streaming service. It is suspected, though not confirmed, that Valve's Vive headset could offer the same function.

Microsoft has gone from relative obscurity in the world of VR, to becoming a central player in the sector, in a matter of days.

There is no confirmed release date for the Vive headset, though Valve has already begun speaking to developers about shipping developer models.

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