The next generation of virtual reality computer games are just around the corner so you better have your Avatar ready. Because other worlds will be waiting for you.
The Oculus Rift recently made its debut at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and is creating quite the stir for those computer gamers needing more. And, it looks like they may finally get it. With the advances in display, sensor and render technology virtual reality consoles may hit the consumer market at the end of this year.
Virtual reality games have been in its infancy for the past decade but took tens of thousands of dollars to buy and millions to make. Now that investment is paying off. The first version of consoles will cost around $1200 and then there’s the issue of how good is the software and its price.
Then there’s two different directions this VR technology can go. Those that are motion based using motion devices where you really move outside emulating moving inside the game or you are running through the world at great pace as you’re sitting on the couch like a blob with a controller. It will depend on the consumer and technology to see which one hits the ground running first (pun intended).
If you look at the history of computer games, though, the consumer demand is so high that bugs will be fixed. Then different companies will come up with different versions. Then software gaming companies will explode with every type of gaming experience you can think of. Then prices will drop. Then another gaming revolution will hit and, voila, another gaming universe begins.
In the meantime, I can’t wait to put a headset on, sit on my couch that turns into a spaceship and play asteroids.
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