Microsoft has published an interesting article on the Xbox Wire website, officially confirming that Xbox One game streaming will be available for Windows 10 PCs with Oculus Rift support from December 12th, 2016 onwards, thanks to the launch of a new application.
Oculus Rift owners will be able to stream their Xbox One library directly to their Rift virtual reality hardware using the new Xbox One Oculus Rift app. Games currently supported by the Xbox One VR app include Gears of War 4, Forza Horizon 3 and Halo 5: Guardians as well as some of the AAA sports games on the platform.
With more titles expected to be added during 2017. Kevin Unangst, Senior Director, Global Marketing at Xbox explains a little more about the new application and the Oculus Rift game streaming support for the Xbox One.
Today marks an evolution in our ongoing partnership with Oculus, as Rift owners will be able to stream their Xbox One library to Rift with the new Xbox One Streaming to Oculus Rift app. The new Xbox One Streaming to Oculus Rift app connects to your Xbox One via your home network. Once connected, your console’s video output is streamed to your Rift headset and projected onto a massive screen in your choice of one of three immersive VR environments: “Citadel,” “Retreat” and “Dome.”
As you know, we’ve also been teaming up with Oculus to offer an Xbox Wireless Controller included with every Rift purchase. Designed for gamers, by gamers, the Xbox Wireless Controller makes interchangeable gaming between Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs and tablets easy, including fine-tuned impulse triggers for greater precision and control and a D-pad engineered to deliver greater responsiveness. In addition, with the Xbox Wireless Adapter and new PCs with native Xbox Wireless support, you can play games on Rift using your controller wirelessly right out of the box.
Rift works natively with Windows 10, which makes it easy to set up, jump in and have an incredible VR gaming experience. Combined with DirectX 12 technology that unlocks the full capabilities of new Windows 10 graphics hardware, made-for-VR games on Windows 10 will have the fastest frame rates and top performance.
Source: Xbox Wire