At Xbox, we’re continuously exploring new ways for you to get the most out of your gaming experiences by providing the choice to play how you want, where you want and with whomever you want. With the launch of Windows 10 and the Xbox app, we first delivered the ability to stream your Xbox One games to your Windows 10 PC over your home network – and now, we’re bringing that experience to life, in partnership with Oculus, completely for free.
Today marks an evolution in our ongoing partnership with Oculus, as Rift owners will be able to stream their Xbox One library to Rift with the new Xbox One Streaming to Oculus Rift app, including fan favorites like “Gears of War 4,” “Forza Horizon 3” and “Halo 5: Guardians,” the biggest sports games, indie darlings, Backward Compatible Xbox 360 games, and more titles coming in 2017. The Xbox One Streaming to Oculus Rift app is available for free in the Oculus Store on Dec. 12.
The new Xbox One Streaming to Oculus Rift app connects to your Xbox One via your home network. Once connected, your console’s video output is streamed to your Rift headset and projected onto a massive screen in your choice of one of three immersive VR environments: “Citadel,” “Retreat” and “Dome.”
An Xbox Wireless Controller with Every Oculus Rift
As you know, we’ve also been teaming up with Oculus to offer an Xbox Wireless Controller included with every Rift purchase. Designed for gamers, by gamers, the Xbox Wireless Controller makes interchangeable gaming between Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs and tablets easy, including fine-tuned impulse triggers for greater precision and control and a D-pad engineered to deliver greater responsiveness. In addition, with the Xbox Wireless Adapter and new PCs with native Xbox Wireless support, you can play games on Rift using your controller wirelessly right out of the box.
Windows 10 is the Best Platform for Playing Games on Oculus Rift
Rift works natively with Windows 10, which makes it easy to set up, jump in and have an incredible VR gaming experience. Combined with DirectX 12 technology that unlocks the full capabilities of new Windows 10 graphics hardware, made-for-VR games on Windows 10 will have the fastest frame rates and top performance.
This holiday season, make sure to check out a new Xbox One, Windows 10 PC and Rift at your favorite retailer, and try Xbox One Streaming to Oculus Rift! More information on how to stream your games from your Xbox One to Windows 10 PC is available here.