IGN has posted quite a lengthy deep dive on all things Gran Turismo 7 VR, right on the eve of the game's huge update that'll make Sony's racer fully compatible with PSVR 2. Of course, this is a PlayStation exclusive racing series and has been since the dawn of the brand, but this preview has really got us thinking about Xbox, Forza, and what could come of a VR partnership between the two.
Xbox has yet to dip into the VR space properly, as we all know. This lack of movement is perhaps even more surprising when its fiercest competitor, Sony, has been involved in virtual reality for almost seven years at this point since the launch of PSVR. Gran Turismo 7 looks like it's going to be a real strong asset for the new PS5 headset launch, so should Xbox consider creating something similar?
The tech certainly makes more sense in 2023. Back with PSVR and Gran Turismo Sport, the headset could only muster up a bonus mode at much lower fidelity - it felt more like a gimmicky experience than a full game. Now though, GT7 will be fully playable in VR on PS5, and it's safe to assume Xbox Series X could handle a similar load with the new Forza Motorsport.
However, as we know, Xbox hasn't developed a VR headset yet and seems reluctant in building one, or forging any sort of partnership for a third-party variant on console. For PC though, things are a little different. There's still no first party option, but Microsoft has teamed up with other manufacturers, like Meta with its recent Quest 2 integration of Xbox Cloud Gaming, and the Air Link feature on the Meta Quest 2 would make for a perfect way to play Forza Motorsport in VR on PC - it's already being used for Microsoft Flight Simulator, for example.