Xbox One game streaming on PC is getting Oculus Rift support next month


As previously announced back in June, Microsoft has now confirmed that, starting 12 December, you’ll be able to stream Xbox One games to an Oculus Rift headset with a new PC app.

“At Xbox, we’re continuously exploring new ways for you to get the most out of your gaming experiences by providing you with the choice to play how you want, where you want,” says the press stuff. “With the launch of Windows 10 and the Xbox app, we first delivered the ability to stream your Xbox One games to your Windows 10 PC over your home network – and now, we’re bringing that experience to Oculus Rift for free.”

The updated Xbox One Streaming app will be able to output the console’s video to an Oculus Rift headset, and project it onto a virtual TV screen in one of three “immersive VR environments”. So, not exactly like proper VR with head-tracking and projectile vomiting, but more like your very own private sci-fi gaming bubble where there aren’t mouldy pizza crusts and parking tickets all over the floor. Although that’s probably a DLC opportunity.