Report: Major Developer Working On VR Xbox One Title For 2017

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At least one major developer is working on a virtual reality game for Xbox One which will be released in 2017, Ars Technica reports.

The site was told directly by the unnamed developer as part of preparations for E3 next month. A PR representative is said to have collaborated these claims.

Numerous sites reported earlier this week that Microsoft is working on not one but two hardware revisions for the Xbox One. The first is said to be 40% smaller than the current model and will be released this year while the second, codenamed Scorpio, is said to be significantly more powerful and is being designed with VR games in mind.

Today’s story would seem to lend further credence to these reports.

The developer in Ars’ story is a “well-known European studio” planning a game in an “established, long-running franchise.” The game will also be released on PlayStation 4 and PC, the game’s title includes “VR”, suggesting it’s in development for PlayStation VR and Oculus or Vive.

Rumors also suggest that Microsoft wants to partner with Oculus, as the two companies did last year when it was announced that all Rift headsets would include an Xbox One controller.

We’ll likely learn more about Microsoft’s hardware, and potential VR, plans during their E3 2016 press conference on Monday, June 13th.