Virtual Reality is a technology that allows you to experience high immersions in worlds that tend to be similar to reality. The 360° view is a sight to behold, especially when the Xbox connection is as simple as plugging an HDMI cable between the headset and the console.
You might be wondering whether there are any additional settings to make any VR headset work with Xbox Series X. Therefore, this article will be looking into how the VR headset to Xbox Series X connection works. With that said, let’s jump in and get started.
Does Any VR Headset Work With Xbox Series X?
While there are not any official statements from Microsoft regarding VR connectivity, it’s safe to assume that most VR headsets will work with Xbox Series X. However, there are anomalies that indicate that it’s more dependent on the VR headset than the next-gen console.
Needless to say, there is no official headset that comes recommended with Xbox Series X. Therefore, it’s more of a trial and error to see whether one headset is more in-line with the Xbox framework or if it doesn’t connect at all. With that said, pairing is quite easy if you have the correct equipment.
Why Did Microsoft Not Add VR Support With the Series X?
While there is no confirmed answer from Microsoft, it’s quite logical to assume that Xbox as a console has bigger priorities when it comes to gaming. Furthermore, the console is already competing in a well-established market of non-VR games.
Therefore, introducing a standalone VR product like what Sony did to PlayStation VR might make more sense in the grand scheme of things. Needless to say, the idea is rather intriguing, and with the rapid development in VR tech, we might just see an Xbox VR soon.
What Happens When You Connect A VR Headset To Xbox?
It’s quite simple, you won’t be getting the 360-degree VR experience that you might’ve hoped for. Instead, it will work more like an extra display than anything else. The pairing process is as simple as hooking it up to a monitor.
Therefore, we recommend that you do the honors and see for yourself whether it’s the correct decision for you or not. As for the extra display option, that can be done by using the Xbox Streaming application to stream the contents to a PC connected with a VR. That’s not really worth it now, is it?
What Headsets Work On The Xbox
The following VR headsets are known to offer one of the best connectivities for the new Xbox Series X and S:
Oculus Quest 2
- Next-level Hardware - Make every move count with a blazing-fast processor and our highest-resolution display.
- All-In-One Gaming - With backward compatibility, you can explore new titles and old favourites in the expansive Quest content library.
- Immersive Entertainment - Get the best seat in the house to live concerts, groundbreaking films, exclusive events and more.
- Easy Setup - Just open the box, set up with the smartphone app and jump into VR. No PC or console needed. Requires wireless internet access and the Oculus app (free download) to set up device.
- Premium Display - Catch every detail with a stunning display that features 50% more pixels than the original Quest.
Despite having a moderate price, this headset tends to work great with the Xbox Streaming application. Furthermore, its connectivity is tough to beat on Xbox One and Xbox Series X. That being said, it can be connected to the console through the mentioned application in order to produce a great virtual experience for your favorite games.
The integrated computing device and sensors are good enough for it to detect most of the user movement rather well. Consequently, the room-scale VR experience of this product is one of the best among the VR headsets in the low to mid price range.
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As ironic as it sounds, the PlayStation VR has no problems connecting with the Xbox consoles. Made by Sony, this product is one of the better ones in terms of visual fidelity and clarity. Furthermore, it can bump up to 120 FPS which not only reduces headaches but also improves gameplay.
That being said, the viewing experience from this device is nothing short of greatness, especially when the price is added to the mix. In spite of this, we would still recommend you wait for an official headset to pop up. For the avid gamers, however, have a go at it and see how it feels.
Will Xbox Support VR In The Future?
As of yet, Microsoft has announced that it has no plans for VR progression for Xbox, and it’s likely going to stay that way for a few years. Since the gamer-centric market is focused on delivering the best games that take the least amount of hardware resources, it’s safe to assume that VR isn’t a field that’ll become the main hub of the gaming world anytime soon.
Regardless, there is potential in the niche, and whenever there’s potential, the reap and sow process ensues. Therefore, Xbox might also partake in the opportunity if there’s sufficient potential profit. Till then, let’s hope they catch up to the PC market as soon as possible.
All in all, Xbox Series X and S are great consoles for gaming on a 4k 60 FPS monitor. However, they fall a bit short when it comes to VR. Surprisingly, the issue isn’t in the hardware. Rather, it’s the software and compatibility that has been intentionally lazed out on by Microsoft.
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