Xbox Boss: Current VR Games Are Only Demos And Experiments

Xbox Boss: Current VR Games Are Only Demos And Experiments

Microsoft's head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, believes that virtual reality still has a long way to go before it is able to provide consumers with meaningful experiences.

Speaking to Stevivor about Microsoft's own plans for VR on Windows and Xbox, Spencer was clear that the company won't invest heavily in the technology anytime soon.

Spencer believes that virtual reality has a huge potential and that it certainly has a place to play in the future, however the technology is not quite there yet. VR game developers are still experimenting to find out what experiences fit with virtual reality and its current limitations.

"What experiences do you put in people's hands to have a long term engagement? Most of these things I’m playing now feel like demos and experiments, which I actually think it's absolutely the right thing to have happened," he explained.

"I think VR will find its spot in gaming; I would make that bet. We designed Scorpio as a VR-capable console. Whether that happens this year, next year, or the year after. I still think the creative community has to get its arms around what are these new tools, and this new feeling -- this new immersion."