Microsoft VR Platform Could Be Open Source; Vive And Rift Compatibility
I highly recommend that you do not take the title of this post to heart as this is speculation on my part. I believe that the Microsoft VR Platform could go open source. Look at the fact that we have to work with. We have the Play Anywhere feature that allows players to game cross-platform between the PC and the Xbox One. Titles that were Xbox exclusives are now making their way to the PC.
The Vive and the Rift already work with PCs and it is possible that this feature will be carried forward to the upcoming Project Scorpio as well for the Microsoft VR Platform. Now I know that Microsoft has announced their own VR headsets that will be starting from $299 but as of right now we do not have any details about them.
It is possible that owners of the Vive and the Oculus will be able to use the headsets that they already own on the Project Scorpio when it comes out for the Microsoft VR Platform. Not only does this save cost for the company it also saves cost for the consumer who might not be willing to put in in the extra money in order to get a different headset.
Microsoft did say that their headsets will feature inside out tracking that will allow users to experience VR without any external sensors installed like the HTC Vive. We also heard that Oculus is developing something of the same sorts, but in addition to the tracking, their headset will also be wireless. There could be a relation between these two things and they might as well be one and the same.
Oculus did work with Samsung on the Gear VR and I do not see why Oculus would not come on board with Microsoft for the Microsoft VR Platform.
Again this is an opinion, I could be wrong. But if I do turn out to be right, you know where you heard it first.