It’s hard to believe that only a few years ago, virtual reality in gaming was nothing more than a pipe dream. Now, thanks to companies like Oculus, Valve and Sony, virtual reality is more accessible to regular gamers than ever.
In my opinion, there is no better way to experience a game world than in virtual reality. I know that’s a big statement, and one that some will strongly disagree with, but hey…I will die on this hill. Virtual reality takes gaming to the next level. Whether you’re exploring a virtual world or shooting enemy targets, you’ll feel like you’re right in the thick of the action.
One of the biggest benefits of playing virtual reality video games is that they provide an unmatched level of immersion. You can interact with objects in the game world just as if they were real, and move around freely within it. This creates an incredible sense of presence that’s impossible to achieve with traditional video games.
Playing virtual reality video games is not just about having fun; it offers a range of benefits too. Firstly, playing these games can improve hand-eye coordination and cognitive abilities as players must navigate their way through various challenges within the game. Additionally, virtual reality gaming offers an excellent form of exercise that can help players stay fit whilst having fun.
VR has had a bit of a bumpy start, first by only realistically being accessible by enthusiasts with enthusiast money, but the cost of VR gaming has been steadily coming down over the years. Unfortunately, while cost has become less of a barrier to entry over the years, the initial buzz about virtual reality has waned somewhat over the past few years. Half Life: Alyx gave virtual reality a much-needed shot in the arm during the pandemic, but now VR gamers are back where they were before Valve stepped in: wondering when the next big game is coming.
But don’t let that put you off.
There are still amazing VR games out there for you to experience. Skyrim and Fallout 4 are amazing with a VR headset, and that’s without even mentioning Beat Saber and other unique experiences available. Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice is even more immersive with a VR headset.
Then there are simulation games, like Flight Simulator and Elite: Dangerous, platformers and puzzle games like Super Lucky’s Tale and Moss, and don’t get me started on VorpX, which works miracles at turning non-VR games into VR experiences.
Ignore the naysayers: there has never been a better time to play virtual reality video games than now.
And, yes, this hill is very comfortable, thank you very much.