WHAT'S THE STATE OF VR GAMING IN 2017? (hx) 03:31 AM EDT - Aug,19 2017
It feels like an absolute age ago that the very concept of virtual
reality gaming first appeared on our radar. It was a time long before
Netflix and Facebook, Twitter or iPhones and quite frankly at the time
the idea seemed like something straight out of science fiction.
But here we are all these years later and even though it’s been a very
long time coming VR gaming is finally here to stay. Last year was the
biggest breakthrough year for the new tech and this incredibly
versatile gaming experience hit the mainstream and began to get a lot
of well deserved attention.
Despite VR’s highly anticipated launch into the gaming market it hasn’t
been quite the big explosion that everyone may have first been
expecting. The tech is user-ready and there is enough gaming output,
even though it’s still in its infancy, there to warrant picking up one
of the many new VR devices out there.
Online gambling is one area in which VR is expected to grow
exponentially though soon.
Casinos will soon be able to enjoy the full casino experience sites
such as Playcosmo
and others by simply putting on a headset.
Although unlike many other past gaming devices they weren’t exactly the
top selling gadgets over Christmas mostly due to the fact that some of
the more high-end VR headsets were a little expensive and perhaps not a
gaming necessity at the time.
Thankfully however the marketing of VR changed quite dramatically in a
short space of time and with a new range of lower priced and more
accessible virtual reality headsets and other devices already on the
horizon it was still an exciting time. And now here we are in the
middle of 2017 and VR is slowly but surely gaining a lot more traction
in the market.
With Sony unveiling their new PlayStation VR headset it become a
must-have device for PlayStation owners who could now experience a
great line-up of games in a whole new dimension. And it wouldn’t be
long before other developers and gaming manufacturers
would follow suit introducing their own VR-based services to gamers
around the world. Whilst the Sony PlayStation VR is a great way
for gamers to introduce themselves to the world of VR there are many
other even more inexpensive ways in which to do so. Three years ago
Google released Google Cardboard, one of the cheapest ways in which
consumers could now experience VR for themselves.
With a simple folded cardboard headset users could place their very own
smartphone into the apparatus and by simply installing VR-based apps
they could now enjoy virtual reality for just a fraction of the price.
Already the rising VR market houses a number of popular devices
including the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear VR with some more
reasonably priced than others whilst some devices are still jostling
for a better position in the market.
These incredible devices are able to take you to other worlds
completely immersing your senses in these newly created virtual
environments. Before long VR-gaming will become more and more common
and everyday gamers will be able to enjoy plenty more VR
Popular titles and long-running gaming franchises will be redeveloped
so that players can finally immerse themselves into their favourite
games and worlds.