Microsoft Promises ‘Biggest’ E3 Ever As Xbox VR Support Remains In Question

by Jamie Feltham • March 14th, 2018

This time last year we had all our money on an E3 reveal for Microsoft’s Xbox VR plans. The company’s Xbox One X had first been teased in 2016 as a machine capable of “high-fidelity VR” and it made sense that we’d see what it was capable off at gaming’s biggest show. Well, that didn’t happen, but we’ve still got our fingers crossed for this year, especially as Microsoft is promising big things.

The official Xbox website today told fans to ready for its “biggest presence ever” at the show which runs from 12th – 15th June 2018. In the same message, the company confirmed that its traditional press conference will be taking place at the Microsoft Theater at 1PM PT on June 10th. More details about the company’s E3 showing are expected to be revealed next month.

You can be sure that will mean an influx of new games to showcase the 4K capabilities of Xbox One X. But what about the long-rumored VR support?

Sadly, the post doesn’t contain any hints for VR, but Microsoft previously promised to bring “mixed reality”, a term it uses to describe everything from HoloLens to the PC-based VR headsets it launched last year, to Xbox One X in 2018. There have also been hints that the company’s plan for VR on Xbox includes a wireless headset and not one of its existing Windows devices, made in partnership with companies like Dell and Samsung.

All that said, Microsoft has given something of a mixed message about VR since Xbox One X’s debut last June, so it’s hard to say if these plans are still intact. If they are, then we certainly hope this E3 is the one we finally hear about Xbox VR during.

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