Hopefully Microsoft learned from their Kinect mistake don't force a product that your customer doesn't want. In this case VR is still a niche product, regardless of the high interest from users on this website. You can tell with current Sales of VR units that it's not anywhere near mainstream and wont get there for a while.
"Nearly three years after consumer virtual reality became a real thing, the market is still trying to determine whether its a growing market niche or a dwindling technological fad."
Microsoft is about to ask consumers to spend on a new hardware. There won't be much interest to spend more money for VR.
There hardly any Occolus Rift on the market right now, so that partnership doesn't make much sense.
Tommy Jean, CPA, CGA