Microsoft has confirmed it will launch a standalone VR device for PlayStation VR in Europe.
The announcement is made by Microsoft at the IFA tech show in Berlin.
The device will be made available to all developers in Europe this month, Microsoft said, and it will be compatible with the Oculus Rift headset.
“With Microsoft’s new partnership with Sony, developers can finally take advantage of the power of the latest virtual reality technology,” said Mike Karp, vice president of global VR at Microsoft.
“Together, Microsoft and Sony will enable developers to bring their games to life with the best virtual reality experience yet.”
The device, which will be called the Microsoft VR, will not support any existing VR headsets or accessories.
Microsoft will also offer support for Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive, but will not be able to support those devices in its retail stores.
“We’re excited to partner with Microsoft on the first ever standalone VR product, which enables gamers to explore and create with new virtual reality experiences,” said Sony Worldwide Studios president and chief executive Andrew House.
“We look forward to expanding our partnership with Microsoft in Europe.”
Sony is also bringing its Playstation VR headset to Europe in March, but it will not include the Microsoft headset.
Microsoft is planning to launch a similar standalone headset for the PlayStation 4 this fall.