The ins and outs of VR gaming
- March 18, 2019
- Scott Briggs
VR gaming is a whole new gaming experience. You can find VR gaming supplies at Go2Games and read honest reviews of this gaming G2G company here. But first, you might want to know what VR gaming is. How can this feature enhance your gaming experience? And what do you need to get started? That is what we would like to tell you more about.
What is VR Gaming?
VR gaming is a new gaming experience that enables the player to be part of the game. Instead of looking at a screen in front of you, you will see the world of the game materialize all around you. It almost feels like you are in the game and the shooting, fighting, and running happens around you. Your own movements have an effect on the game itself. You are kind of like your own controller. Good VR games almost make you forget that you are only playing a game and there is a reality to get back to. To heighten the experience, players can go onto websites like https://www.vizio.com/en/gaming to see some 4k gaming TVs that will immerse them even further so they can be a part of this ‘world’.
Games for VR Gaming
Unfortunately, most games don’t support this feature. Older games are not adjusted to this new way of playing, but gaming in the future is set to include everything from esports to platform games to life sims. This will make the gaming experience closer to that of real life so that a game of football will feel like you’re actually playing on a football pitch. Special games have to be developed specifically for this new gaming experience and many gaming companies and developers are already doing that. There already are some VR games that can be bought at this very moment. Examples are The Climb, Archangel: Hellfire, Arizona Sunshine, Island 359, Killing Floor: Incursion, L.A. Noir: The VR Case Files, and Loco Dojo. These games are specially designed for VR and make the best use of this feature. Some other games can be played in VR mode, but if a game is not designed for it, you will not be getting the best experience. Games that will look great in VR are first-person shooter games, fighting games, some sports games, and adventure games.
To get started, you first need a game console. Sometimes, a computer works well enough, but some games are made for a PlayStation, Nintendo Switch, or Xbox. Then, you need a pair of VR glasses and a virtual reality headset if you want to immerse yourself in your new game. Sometimes, VR may require unique controllers, like Oculus Quest, that only work for VR. Other times, the controllers of your game console work perfectly fine of the controllers already come with the game. And, last but certainly not least, you will need the game itself. Of course, there are other things such as various Oculus Quest Accessories, or controllers in the form of a gun. You can buy them if you like and the latter is great for shooter games, but they are not a necessity to get started.
There are also some precautions that you need to take when you want to play a VR game. First of all, you need to make sure that you have enough space around you to move freely. Move any fragile object (vases, glass bowls, pets) out of the way before you might hit them, step on them or knock them down. Then, you also need to keep an eye on reality and don’t get lost in the game.
So seek out some good VR games and have some fun.