Oculus Rift for Xbox One or PS4? "Anything Is Possible"

Oculus VP Nate Mitchell says company has spoken with Microsoft and Sony about potential partnerships.

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Speaking this morning during the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in New York, Oculus VR vice president Nate Mitchell confirmed that his company has spoken with Microsoft and Sony about the possibility of bringing the Oculus Rift--which we now know will arrive early next year--to Xbox One or PlayStation 4.

"We have," Mitchell replied when asked if Oculus VR had spoken with Microsoft and Sony.

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"We've talked to everyone. There's a lot of people right now interested in the VR space. And we've said many times that we're interested in bringing the Rift to as many consoles or platforms as possible. Ultimately, we haven't announced any sort of partnerships to date. But it's something we're always exploring."

The interviewer said he would enjoy being able to use an Oculus Rift headset on his PS4, to which Mitchell replied, "Anything is possible." Of course, Sony already has its own PS4 virtual reality headset, Project Morpheus, while Microsoft has its HoloLens AR/VR tech.

Oculus Rift, when it launches publicly in the first quarter of 2016, will require a somewhat beefy PC rig. So the appeal of Oculus Rift working with a game console like a PS4 or Xbox One is that you'd already have the required hardware. Mitchell said Oculus will have more announcements to make in the lead-up to E3, one of which will be the technical specifications your PC will need to support Oculus Rift.

"You're going to want a nice gaming rig," he said. "We're not talking about a high-end, crazy computer, but something that would run modern games well today."

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I'm just surprised Microsoft hasn't accepted a deal for Oculus on the boned one.

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@psxp-one: Probably because it would humiliate them for copying Sony.

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Possible, but certainly not probable.

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VR gaming is a fracking fad. It would be cool to try a game or 2 on the oculus/Morpheus, but then I would get suck of it real quick. When I play games I want to sit my butt in a chair/couch with a controller and stair at big screen TV 10-5 feet away.

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lolwut. best VR experience you're getting on "next gen" consoles is 45fps minecraft.

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Yeah, sure, 90 or 120 FPS on consoles...


Good joke, Oculus... :D

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Sony already does this with Morpheus?

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I can't imagine Gears of War 4 running on this.

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Make it so it works with elite dangerous and enemy starfighter on Xbox One and I'll buy one.

Don't really see Sony supporting this when they have their own VR headset in the works though.

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Weren't they ones that originally said it WASNT going to be on consoles?

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My God who cares. Do you live in a black and white world and get hung up on everything anybody says as if it's minted in stone

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