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Microsoft tipped to be working on Xbox One virtual reality headset

Microsoft could be entering the virtual reality market with its own Xbox One VR headset.

A new report suggests Microsoft could be preparing its own virtual reality headset to rival the Oculus Rift.

“People familiar with the project” talking to the Wall Street Journal, suggest Microsoft is actively developing the hardware at the moment.

Although few details about the Microsoft headset have been revealed as yet, the hardware is supposedly being developed in conjunction with a project known as “Fortaleza”.

This isn’t the first time we’ve heard the name Fortaleza mentioned when it comes to augmented reality hardware, but it might be the first time it’s been connected to Microsoft.

Sony is expected to launch its own PS4 virtual reality headset at GDC this week at its press event focused on “the future of gaming”.

The panel will take place on Tuesday, March 18 and is hosted by President of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida and two key Research and Development team members – Senior Director, Richard Marks and Senior Software Engineer, Anton Mikhailov.

Both the R&D team members played major development roles for the PlayStation Eye camera and PlayStation Move motion gaming peripheral, so it makes sense for them to be involved with the PS4 VR headset.

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