The Xbox One’s Kinect might not be the only accessory bundled with Microsoft’s new console in the near future. The company is reportedly working on a VR headset for the Xbox One that will compete against the Oculus Rift and Sony’s rumored product. Citing sources familiar with the matter, The Wall Street Journal says that Microsoft has filed a patent related to this project and that it’s developing it along with something else internally known as “Fortaleza,” which means fortress in Portuguese.
The release of the Kinect helped the Xbox 360′s reach a new audience and arguably extended the consoles life span. Perhaps Microsoft is looking to do something similar with the Xbox One by introducing a VR headset at some point during the console’s lifecycle. Since none of this has been formally announced, we’ve reached out to the folks in Redmond for comment and will update things here if we hear anything noteworthy.