The Xbox One is definitely one of the most important products in Microsoft’s lineup, but the company might also be interested in offering gamers a different kind of gameplay experience in the near future.
Digitimes reports that it has heard from sources familiar with Microsoft’s supply chain that the company is working on a head-worn virtual reality gaming device that could be unveiled next year at the E3 video game conference in June.
Development of the unnamed project is apparently handled by the same hardware team that’s behind the company’s Surface tablets, although more details about it are not available at this time.
Even if it’s going to be unveiled at E3 in 2015, it’s not clear when such a device will be released. It’s also not known how this potential virtual reality headset will interact with Microsoft’s existing consoles, and specifically the Xbox One.
On the other hand, Microsoft isn’t the only company interested in pursuing such virtual reality-related plans. Facebook has purchased Oculus earlier this year, and will release an Oculus Rift product in the future, and companies including Sony and Samsung also have their own VR projects in development.