One of the most common make-it-rich fantasies has to be the financial capacity to build one’s own personal theatre room for playing games and watching movies on a gigantic screen.
While the Oculus Rift and a compatible PC might be expensive in consumer tech terms, it certainly isn’t when compared to the cost of building a personal cinema in the real world.
So, the release of an Xbox One streaming app for the Oculus Rift goes a little way to fulfilling the desire for those without a lottery-win budget.
The app, first announced back in November, allows owners of both devices to use the VR headset as an immersive cinema-style screen in one of three virtual rooms.
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It doesn’t enable Xbox One and Xbox 360 games (via backwards compatibility) to be played in VR, but does offer control over the size and shape of the virtual display. Rift owners can make the display larger or smaller and even add a curved effect.
“Connect to your console via the app and watch your games come to life on a huge virtual screen in three immersive virtual theaters,” says the app description (via TechRadar).
“Now you can expand your library of VR games with your favorite Xbox One titles, including Xbox 360 games that are playable on Xbox One.”
The Xbox Streaming App requires the PC housing the rift to be on the same network as the Xbox. The app itself is available from the Oculus Store.
The app has been in the offing for more than 18 months so it’s good to see Microsoft and Oculus finally deliver on the promise.
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