Eighteen months after announcing Xbox One games would stream to Oculus Rift, Microsoft has confirmed the capability is mere weeks away from launching.
The software giant said it will allow Oculus Rift owners to play Xbox One games on 12 December. On that date, anyone with a Rift virtual-reality headset will be able to download a free Xbox One streaming app from the Oculus Store, and any console output will be streamed directly to the Rift headset.
Here's how Microsoft explained the new capability in a blog post:
"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'."
Microsoft will support the Rift natively in Windows 10. The company noted you should be able to stream your Xbox One library to Rift, including titles like Gears of War 4, Forza Horizon 3, and Halo 5: Guardians. Backward-compatible Xbox 360 games and more titles will arrive in 2017.
Microsoft will also continue to ship Xbox Wireless controllers with every Rift.