Windows 10 PCs will be able to stream Xbox One games to Oculus Rift on December 12

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Microsoft has long had a partnership with VR system maker Oculus Rift, given the close ties between PC gaming and VR. Today, that relationship took another step, as Microsoft has announced on the Windows 10 blog that PCs will soon be able to stream Xbox One games to the Oculus Rift system.

Gears of Wars 4 Rift Streaming Close View Menu
Oculus Rift Xbox One streaming interface.

Here are the details:

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.”

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.

In addition, an Xbox Wireless Controller will also be included with every Oculus Rift system. The Xbox Wireless Adapter and upcoming PCs that support native Xbox Wireless support will allow you to play games with your controller on the Oculus Rift without anything else required.

The Xbox Wire has more details on how you’ll be able to play games like Gears of War 4, Forza Horizon 3, and Halo 5: Guardians on your Oculus Rift. Obviously, Xbox One gaming and Windows 10 PCs just got a little more important in the world of VR gaming.

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