A massive step in the future is coming to gaming in October. This is called Virtual Reality commonly known as VR. If the developers utilise this it could be absolutely epic for a whole host of games coming in 2016 and beyond! VR is a 3D simulation. This is basicly playing a game with it feeling like it’s in real life. Virtual Reality could be one of the greatest gaming revelations in history!
Virtual Reality for Gaming:
Playstation VR (for the PS4).
“Don’t just play. Live the game”.
From the moment you slip on PlayStation VR, the new Virtual Reality system for PlayStation 4, you’ll experience games in an entirely new way. You’ll be at the centre of the action, living every detail of extraordinary new worlds – and you’ll feel like you’re actually inside the game.
Source: VR taster by Playstation.
PlayStation VR WORLDS is a journey through five virtual reality experiences developed specially for PS VR, including The London Heist, VR Luge, Into the Deep (working title) and more.
Trailer Source: VR announcement trailer by Playstation.
Oculus Rift (PC & Xbox One).
Oculus are owned by Facebook so they have created the Oculus Rift headset and it’s supposed to be linking up with the PC and Xbox One, with motion controllers and room-scale VR! It is thought that new orders will apparently be available in July 2016, having released in late March of this year. We know One thing’s for sure, as Facebook own Oculus, the Rift will certainly receive the development attention that it deserves. We’re excited to announce the VR games launching with Oculus Rift! This incredible lineup represents years of work from a global community of developers who are pioneering the future of VR.
PlayStation VS Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Comparison.
PlayStation VR features a 5.7-inch, 1920 x 1080 OLED display. This is split vertically to deliver a resolution of 960 x 1080 to each eye. The second Sony prototype upped its display size from 5-inches and added RGB sub pixels. This helps smooth out the image. Oculus confirmed in May that the Rift’s resolution is 2160 x 1200. We don’t know the VR size yet for Oculus as they haven’t confirmed it, but you can assume we will know more in E3. In order to reduce eye strain both screens need to operate at high refresh rates. The Oculus Rift tops out at 90Hz. But it’s PlayStation VR that wins out in this battle, as the 2015 prototype runs at 120Hz. This is higher than both the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. The latest Rift delivers a 110-degree viewing angle, over PS VR’s 100-degrees. This means it has a bigger size of vision. However the demo version of PS VR has a small gap under the headset. This is so there’s always a little bit of light bleed and you can see your feet if you look hard enough. This might be oddly reassuring if you’re playing a game, in which you have no feet. But this can still change. Sony will release a new PlayStation 4 with 4K support. The New PS4 will be called PS4K. The new system will apparently allow for 4K resolution. This could help the VR get to its best quality.