Yeah, yeah, we're now getting our news from filters added to the E3 website. But hey, what are you going to do? With the recent rumour pointing to an Xbox One hardware upgrade sometime next year, and that the company is looking to partner with Oculus Rift, the official E3 Website has a new filter for developers and exhibitors called "Xbox One Virtual Reality". And with a few Oculus Rift developers utilising the, err, filter, we're probably looking at some sort of VR related announcement from Microsoft at E3.
Granted this filter has been there for a while, but with just about every serious gaming platform embracing VR or at the very least having a VR strategy in place, all eyes will be on Microsoft to do something. At this point it's all but guaranteed that the company will be revealing a new lower cost Xbox One model for release later this year. So the question is, how much of the Xbox-future are they willing to reveal. Which would have to be something, because if all we get is a cheaper, quieter Xbox One reveal, then the company runs the risk of dis-associating the Xbox brand with hardcore gaming.
According the the E3 website four companies have listed "Xbox One Virtual Reality" as part of their showcase including Rebellion, Maximum Games, Readily Information Company, and 3DRudder.