We’re entering the generation of VR. With Google’s Cardboard, VR has already been experienced by a huge number of people. With the launch of Oculus Rift and HTC Vive comes the biggest push of VR in the gaming world. And to make matters much, much more interesting, Steam’s homepage today links to an amazing video that will surely get you all hyped up about VR.
You can click here to visit Steam VR homepage to watch the video that Valve has put up to celebrate the launch of HTC Vive, the second biggest launch of virtual reality headset in the world of gaming. Whether you’re already hyped up about VR gaming or not, I strongly recommend you spending a few minutes to watch the video. I’m sure you’ll like where the gaming industry is headed.
I loved the idea of VR ever since I first heard it. Last year in October, I had the chance to test out a developer version of Oculus Rift and I fell in love with it. Not particularly because the Rift was awesome, but because of the immersive experience it gave me just with some demo scenes. I couldn’t wait to get my hands on a finished VR headset. Of course, I still had to wait a long time and had no idea when a finished VR product would see the light of day.
Now, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive is available in the market, and although it would take a long time for anyone who hasn’t preordered already to get their hands on one, I’m still excited. I might not go for HTC Vive, because I think Oculus Rift will be the bigger player here, but I’m still excited for the whole VR thing taking off. Another big push to take VR to the mainstream will come in October when Sony is supposed to launch its much anticipated PlayStation VR.
The video that Valve posted on Steam’s website shows players experiencing the immersive world of VR gaming while a specialized rig records the player along with his virtual world surrounding him. This gives you an amazing third person view of the world you’ll be put in when you put on a VR headset.
Last month, I bought a cheap plastic VR for my smartphone (a better alternative to Google Cardboard) and I’m loving it. I can’t wait to take it to the next level and get my hands on a VR headset that’s capable of giving me a much better experience. For me, it’s going to be the Oculus Rift. And as you can guess, because I haven’t preordered it yet, it’s going to take a while before I get my hands on one.
What about you? Are you rooting for VR headset? What do you think about the gaming industry’s push to the VR era? Let me know what you think in the comments.