Pretty much everyone knows Microsoft wants to dabble a little with immersive reality and gaming, but Microsoft is still being tight-lipped about it all. Well, I say tight lipped.

At a recent Xbox One X preview event, the TechRadar team asked Microsoft’s Xbox Marketing Manager, Albert Penello, about the status of virtual reality on the upcoming console.

“We’ll talk about VR when that happens,” Pinello said, “For us, we’re focussed this year on the X launch. There’s already so much we’re asking developers to do.

“We’ve said that we’re building for VR. Obviously Microsoft as a company is super invested in VR. For Xbox this year, it’s just not what we’re talking about. There’s always new things to talk about in the future.”

The TechRadar team then asked more. Was it going to be a next generation console or is that in the Xbox One X’s future?

A smile spread across Penello’s face, the air between us became a little thicker.

“That’s a great question.”

Right. Helpful. But at least we know they’re taking a look into the tech.

This article was based on TechRadar’s investigation. Please support the publication. 

Tom Ffiske
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