Games in this century have to turn out to be more real than as software. What am I trying to say, Virtual Reality games is a new dimension of the game world. Globally, this software is a fantastic one that totally depends on computer technology software for the massive transformation of the game world. It has definitely brought a massive change to the world of tech. However, it was referred to as the 2nd world which we can transcend via imagination.
The Virtual Reality Games is not just software as usual. It is not complete without a Virtual goggle and a Virtual headset. That two essential hardware is what brings us into the imaginary physical environment, am sure this blows your mind as well. However, this is what enables users to interact and work with the features in it. Of course, this software is not built, as usual, it has an uncommon and high-level sense around sight, touch, and hearing, and smell as well. As you can see it works perfectly as a human in terms of sense organs.
The etymology of Virtual Reality
It happens that Virtual Reality was developed in the early 1900s. But then, we cannot compare nor contrast what we have then to now because a whole lot of changes has transitioned in and has breezed in highly significant development into VR.
So many software developers and gamiest have contributed in this period, starting from Sega who launched the arcade game headset and mega drive console in 1991, followed by Nintendo who built its own software (Virtual boy) on July 21, 1995, in Japan. Later on, it was launched in North America in August 1995. It didn’t just stop there, Nintendo launched the 3D realistic effect in a 2D television in 2010.
To mention but a few, so many software developers took part in the rapid development of VR during the 21st century. It has never been complete until Google steps in. In 2010, Google introduced a stereoscopic 3D mode feature. Just like science, theorem will continually exist and exit with credible changes. However, Palmer Luckey (Oculus creator) made a wonderful contribution to the creation of VR. Facebook now steps in when they finally purchased the virtual reality headset Oculus Rift VR for 2 billion US dollars. Sony also steps in with the introduction of a new VR headset on PlayStation 4. On that note, HTC and some other software developers also participated in improving the software to a higher platform.
Could Virtual Reality application be effective only on games? Let’s find out
Fields where you can play out Virtual Reality
It is not just only applicable to gaming areas. But then, here is the following areas Virtual Reality can be applied:
- Scientific Visualization
- Programming language
You make think about the disadvantages of this application but then, VR devices enhance learning accuracy and are becoming the most useful educational sector. Moreover, it places you in a virtual world of imagination which will improve faster learning.
Virtual Reality Games and Devices
In all the Virtual Reality areas, the game is one of the trending applications of VR which is mostly in use by teenagers. Its graphics are what pulls much attention and as well, it virtual world imagination. This is because; it enables them to interact with others when playing the game in a virtual environment.
However, Virtual Goggle or Gaming Goggle is the basic device used to play VR games, thus, there are 3D games. This creates a virtual world for users and arranged to meet the need and comfort of users who enjoy playing games. Gamers feel as if they are physical in the game.
Let’s look at a list of some of the Virtual Reality devices.
- HTC Vive Cosmos.
- Oculus Rift S.
- PlayStation VR.
- Google Daydream View.
- Google Cardboard.
With the above devices, you can play some of the virtual reality games such as:
- Half-Life: Alyx.
- Defector (Oculus Rift and Rift S).
- Space Pirate Trainer (Oculus, Windows Mixed Reality, HTC Vive).
- Beat Saber (Multiplatform).
- Stro Bot: Rescue Mission (PlayStation VR exclusive).
- Tetris Effect.
- Moss (Multiplatform).
- Resident Evil 7: Biohazard (PlayStation VR exclusive).
- Elite: Dangerous (Multiplatform).
- Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes (Multiplatform).
- Vader Immortal.
- Skyrim VR (Multiplatform).
- Lastly, No Man’s Sky (PSVR).