Virtual Reality is now becoming a staple addition to today’s line of updates pertaining to tech. The technology creates a simulated 3D environment, whether it is an app or a videogame. It will allow users to experience visuals as if they are part of the action. Instead of just looking at visuals on a monitor or a screen, the feed is seemingly working with head and body movement. This immersive experience is created with the intent of shutting down ambient surroundings. VR headsets, along with their peripherals, use a number of sensors to track movements and control the apps or games.
Today’s Virtual Reality in a Nutshell
There are already many headsets and peripherals that will allow users to enjoy a Virtual Reality experience. To start, there’s the Oculus Rift, which works with Windows 10 PCs. The development with this device started off as a Kickstarter crowdfunding project back in 2012. Approximately 4 years later, a lot has happened with the device and the company that owns it as they are now owned by the social networking giant, Facebook. It is already up for pre-order and has a 5.5-inch AMOLED screen inside. Said display is able to give 2,160 x 1,200 pixels for its resolution. The standard packaging comes with an Xbox controller for connecting the device with Windows PCs, and there is also a Touch controller which would allow touch-based controls for games.
The Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Headset needs a pretty powerful PC for it to run properly. Therefore, those with budget rigs might think otherwise before jumping the gun and pre-ordering this certain unit.
Aside from the Oculus Rift, there’s also the HTC Vive. On paper, this is the most advanced and most expensive VR headset which can pre-ordered today. With this unit, it allows for free movement within a VR environment, which would of course include walking and running. It has a 5.7-inch screen inside and delivers the same resolution as that of the Rift. Content for the Vive will be developed with various game developers such as Valve. Therefore, it is certain that this particular VR device is made with videogaming in mind.
Another Virtual Reality headset is the Sony PlayStation VR which works with the Sony PlayStation 4 console. The price has recently been announced and it is by far the cheapest in terms of price point when comparing it with the Rift or the Vive. It has a 5.7-inch screen and it has a Full HD resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels. Reading about these three devices, what’s your pick?