The Oculus Rift virtual reality headset lets you play virtual reality games for PC… but what if you want to play Xbox console games?
While you won’t be able to plug a Rift into an Xbox, you will be able to stream Xbox One games from your console to a PC on your home network and then experience the games in VR using a Rift headset
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, including fan favorites like “Gears of War 4,” “Forza Horizon 3” and “Halo 5: Guardians,” the biggest sports games, indie darlings, Backward Compatible Xbox 360 games, and more titles coming in 2017.
The Xbox One Streaming to Oculus Rift app is available for free in the Oculus Store on Dec. 12.
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.