Gaming has changed over the years that it has existed as a form of entertainment. From pong to the PS4, gaming has improved by leaps and bounds and the face of it has constantly changed. The time of change is upon us once again as we enter the glorious field of virtual reality. Virtual reality is not a new invention. It has been around for several years but up till now, it was considered to be too expensive to be actually viable as an entertainment machine. That changed primarily because of the Oculus Rift. It was the first machine to run VR in a decent way while still being affordable for the average gamer. This model is only improved by going wireless which is widely known as the Great Oculus Quest. Check out our article on how the gaming community has changed because of VR here.
It was then that Facebook thought that this deserved more investment and it was promptly bought and improved upon. The result was the Oculus Quest, an all-in-one VR headset with storage capabilities that can run games without the use of any additional hardware. It spread like wildfire and forced other companies such as Sony to come out with their own VR headsets.
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Even though Sony’s VR proved to be successful, it still relies on a PS4 to properly function. The Oculus Quest, on the other hand, requires no other piece of hardware to run. It is a one and done deal which is quite a big deal if you’re familiar with the gaming industry. In this industry, it’s all about the peripherals so having an all-in-one machine is quite a steal.
Now for a little bit of insight into how it works. The machine comes with a headset and two controllers, one for each hand. The headset tracks your movement, position, and the direction you’re facing whereas the controllers are able to give an accurate representation of the position and movement of your hands which is necessary in a lot of games. That’s for the hardware and honestly, that’s not anything special. The true genius lies in the way that the Oculus Quest handles the games themselves.
The headset connects with your phone for the initial set up through the Oculus app. Through the app, you are able to set the device up according to your specifications and purchase/download the games that you want. The games get directly downloaded into the machine and then all you have to do is put the headset on and start playing. Currently, the top VR hits include Moss, Superhot VR, Beat Saber (a personal favorite and a must play for all music lovers), and Vader Immortal for the Star Wars fans out there.
It can’t be stressed upon enough how different the experience is in VR. It’s not only about experiencing the game firsthand but also it’s a completely new experience when it comes to games. Every single game on it is so creative with the way that they utilize VR that it makes the purchase worth it, even if it’s just for one game. Take the plunge and see what the world of VR has to offer today!
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