In this increasingly futuristic society, there isn’t much in the world of technology that really gets me excited anymore. However, if you grew up in the 80s or 90s when Virtual Reality was a mainstay of most science fiction, I can tell that you’ve probably had your eye on the rise of real-world VR for quite some time, I know I have. VR offers the ultimate immersive experience and can make a world’s difference to your experience when playing games or watching films. If you’ve not jumped on the VR bandwagon yet, I’m here to tell you why it’s so great and show you what you’re missing out on.
So, What Makes VR So Special?
To put it simply, VR places you directly into the experience that you’re engaging in by giving you the full range of movement and control of perspective. VR basically does everything that you wanted 3D to do. Not only does this make for a more immersive experience, it also magnifies your awareness and ability to interact, which is especially important for video games. It’s hard to explain to someone who has never tried VR for themselves, just how much of a difference it makes and just how absorbed you can get, but believe me it’s something very special.
Why is Now the Time to Get Into VR?
The initial explosion in VR happened a few years ago, so right now is the best time to be getting into this technology. There are now more options out there and regular price drops because of innovation or better tech incoming. For example, the original Vive has just been given a pretty significant price drop after the announcement of the incoming second generation of the flagship VR headset. The ongoing hype around VR also means that there is lots of interest in it from the creative side, meaning lots of software and things to play with being released regularly. VR games especially are becoming more than just small novelties with full VR releases of popular games like Skyrim and Resident Evil finding success on the platform.
This isn’t the Virtual Boy all over again is it?
No, it actually works this time and doesn’t give you quite as many headaches.
If you’ve ever had even a passing interest in virtual reality and you have the budget to invest in a headset, I can’t recommend it enough.