We recently reported about the arrival of Xbox One Game streaming to your Windows 10 PC with Oculus Rift. Now, the feature is widely available and today, you can go and try it out for yourself.
This includes gaming titles like Forza Horizon 3, Halo 5:Guardians, Gears of War 4 etc can be streamed over to your PC and on to your Oculus Rift VR Headset.
Starting today, Rift owners can now stream their Xbox One library to Rift with the new Xbox One Streaming to Oculus Rift app, including 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. Thanks to game streaming technology between Xbox One and Windows 10, the greatest Xbox console exclusive games can now be played on Windows 10 PCs, and now on Oculus Rift. What’s more, Rift works natively with Windows 10, which makes it easy to set up, jump in and have an incredible VR gaming experience with the fastest framerates and top performance.
Recommended system requirements
- Video card: NVIDIA GTX 970 / AMD R9 290 equivalent or greater
- Processor: Intel Core i5-4590 equivalent or greater
- Memory: 8GB+
- Video output: Compatible HDMI 1.3 video output
- USB ports: 3 USB 3.0 ports plus 1 USB 2.0 port
What you will need:
- Oculus Rift running on a Windows 10 PC
- Xbox One
- Xbox One controller – remember, an Xbox One controller comes with every Xbox One console sold at retail and comes with every Rift sold at retail
- Free Xbox Live account
- Free Xbox One Streaming to Oculus Rift app
- Network connection
How to stream Xbox One games to Oculus Rift
Simply download the Xbox One Streaming to Oculus Rift app in the Oculus Store and fire it up. Once you load the app, you can select your Xbox One on the list. As soon as you’ve connected to your Xbox One, you’ll see a streaming image straight from your console.
For best possible experience, using a wired Ethernet connection is recommended. Please note this is not the actual Virtual Reality that you expect, instead, it is a screen capture of your Xbox One console put on a virtual TV that is either flat or curved screen. You get to choose from three environments of Citadel, Retreat or Dome, as can be seen from the video above.
Anyways, are you an Xbox One or Rift owner ? Let us know in the comments below.