VR will not play a significant role on Project Scarlett, the boss of Xbox has indicated.
Xbox chief Phil Spencer told Stevivor in a recent interview that Xbox customers simply are not asking for VR. But it also sounds like Spencer doesn't fancy VR himself, either.
"I have some issues with VR," he said. "It's isolating and I think of games as a communal, kind of together experience. We're responding to what our customers are asking for and... nobody's asking for VR.
"The vast majority of our customers know if they want a VR experience, there's places to go get those. We see the volumes of those on PC and other places."
Spencer also admitted there's not much money to be made from VR. "Nobody's selling millions and millions" of VR units, he said. "I think we might get there [eventually]. But yeah, that's not where our focus is."
Link: Eurogamer: Phil Spencer: VR not a focus for Project Scarlett because Xbox fans aren't asking for it
Judging by most of SW users here, I don't think I ever seen any (if ever) Xbox fans asking for VR if I'm being honest. I personally think there is a big future for VR despite I own PSVR but even I can say I only use it when I'm in the mood. Our gaming experience is going to drastically change in the future and VR will be a part of that once the tech gets to be more mature enough. I'm more surprise Xbox Scarlett won't include 3rd-party VR headset support. Would be kinda cool to see how a big title like Half-Life: Alyx will run on a console such as Xbox Scarlett.
As for Sony, I still want them to support VR going forward with PS5 and remember, VR has to start somewhere, it's going to take time until it fully matures.