Microsoft's Xbox VR headset is coming to a face near you in 2015

The VR headset is currently in the hands of developers and could be unveiled at E3
Microsoft's Xbox VR headset is coming to a face near you in 2015

Sony has Project Morpheus, Facebook has Oculus Rift; and now it looks like Microsoft is set to join the virtual reality party.

Both TechRadar and VR Focus have recently learnt that a Microsoft Xbox virtual reality head mounted display (HMD) is in existence and could receive a full unveiling at E3 in June. 

No specific details regarding the headset or games that can be played on it have been revealed, but developers also working on the Xbox One console have reportedly received a developers kit.

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DigiTimes also understands that production of the headset is being overseen by Microsoft's own hardware team. The same team is in charge of production of Microsoft's Surface tablet. It's rumoured that mass production will begin in 2015.

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The Xbox VR headset will be a natural rival to Sony's Project Morpheus and the Oculus Rift headset, the latter of which is also expected to be released in summer 2015. 

We could therefore be in for a three-way virtual reality gaming showdown at E3. As ever, we'll bring you the latest news as and when we hear it.

The news follows recent announcements that Apple is also allegedly working on its own virtual reality headset for mobile gaming. 

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[Sources: TechRadarVR Focus and DigiTimes]