Tag Archives: Microsoft

Microsoft wants to make Direct Reality VR’s answer to DirectX


Just ahead of Microsoft’s media event prior to E3 (the Electronic Entertainment Expo trade show) last week the company filed a trademark for Direct Reality. Given the company’s penchant for relabelling virtual reality as mixed reality, we had hoped that would mean VR would make an appearance at its showcase. That wasn’t the case, but

E3 2017: Xbox One X Will Support VR, Microsoft Assures


It’s been a strange week for Xbox and VR. The latest addition to Microsoft’s console brand, Xbox One X, was finally revealed in full, but the promised VR support was not detailed. Since then Xbox boss Phil Spencer has downplayed the importance of VR on a console, saying he isn’t often asked about it. Rest

Pixvana Launches the First 360 Video Publishing Platform for Microsoft Windows Mixed Reality


  Pixvana Launches the First 360 Video Publishing Platform for Microsoft Windows Mixed Reality Today Pixvana announced the first-of-its-kind platform for streaming immersive 360 video content on Windows 10 Mixed Reality (MR) devices. With Pixvana’s SPIN Studio publishing platform and SPIN Play SDK, media companies can now build custom Universal Windows Platform (UWP) 360 video

VR at E3 2017: Microsoft Drops The Ball, Sony And Bethesda Scoop It Up


I’m starting to wonder if VR will ever play a truly significant role at E3. We’ve seen a routinely strong showing for the tech at the games industry’s biggest event over the past few years, but it hasn’t yet truly dominated the conversation. We haven’t had the E3 where Sony doesn’t shut up about VR

Microsoft on VR for Xbox One X: ‘PC is Where we’re focusing on [VR] this year’


Though the company initially proclaimed that the Xbox One X (formerly known as ‘Project Scorpio’) would feature VR support, at E3 this week Microsoft is distancing itself from that commitment. An official statement provided to Road to VR suggests that the Xbox One X won’t see any form of VR support as a launch feature,

Field in View: Microsoft Just Added Another Layer To The Project Scorpio VR Mystery


Well that’s our bubble burst. We were all gearing up for Microsoft’s big Project Scorpio reveal at E3 tomorrow, when just a few days ago the company confirmed it wasn’t going to share details about the refreshed Xbox One’s VR support. E3 just got significantly less interesting for the VR industry, it seems. This is