Oculus Rift Review 271

As promised a few weeks ago, owners of the Oculus Rift VR headset that are using a Windows 10 PC can now stream and play games from a locally connected Xbox One console from Microsoft. The streaming support is part of a new app that is now available to download from the Oculus Store.

Once the app is downloaded, users can find their local console on the network to begin the streaming experience. As you can see in the video above, Oculus Rift owners view the Xbox One screen inside one of three virtual environments in a simulated big screen. While you won’t get a true virtual reality gaming experience with the app, it is designed to offer headset owners a way to view and play Xbox One games on what appears to be a much bigger display than the normal TV screen.

The app also lets users change the shape of the virtual Xbox One screen from flat to curved, and the screen can also be moved forward or back in the virtual environment so users can get it set up for just the right shape and position for their eyes in the headset.

The Oculus Rift already comes bundled with an Xbox One console controller, and now the headset and the console have an even tighter partnership. It remains to be seen if the Oculus Rift will work with “Project Scorpio”, Microsoft’s next-generation Xbox On with 4K gaming support, that’s due for release in late 2017.

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