Phil Spencer Says that VR Isn’t Ideal for Consoles

VR is becoming increasingly popular as Sony earlier confirmed that the company shipped more than 1 million PlayStation VR headsets. While the number may seem high, it falls well below expectations as more than 60 million PlayStation 4 are now at the hands of consumers. Interestingly, Phil Spencer, the Head of Xbox has stated that the VR will slowly become mainstream but at present, the consoles are far from being the ideal place for the technology.

The latest comment from Phil Spencer came during a live streaming event as he commented, “Long term, I’m a big believer in the category. In the family room environment, we’re probably a few years away from it being able to really work.”

“We’re saying let’s stay more on the PC where we are seeing action and developer interest until we really get the art form of what it means to create great MR (Mixed Reality) experiences, and then it can go to more places.”

“Everybody has to be VR, VR, VR, and then a couple of people get their hands burned and everyone runs away. I think we have to moderate the temperature a bit around where we are and not tell people this is the year of VR. Then when it doesn’t happen you get failure of VR, but it’s neither one of those things.”

Spencer’s latest comment is far from surprising as for a long period of time, rumors have surfaced that Microsoft is working on releasing VR headset for Xbox owners. However, such rumors never proved to be true and the company recently announced its upcoming Mixed Reality controllers.

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