Virtual reality (VR) has taken the world by storm and that’s not surprising with its immersive and beyond-imagination capabilities. These days, flat-screen games come with exceptional graphics and quality frame rates but they are still not able to completely draw you in the way virtual reality can.
It engages all the senses
Virtual reality games now offer the capability of engaging each one of the senses. Beyond the visual and audio capabilities of flat-screen games, VR games come with accessories that can have you physically feeling the effects of games with motion chairs and vibration vests. There are even accessories that can simulate the smell of your virtual surroundings.
VR games get you moving
Some VR games ditch the motion chair and have you as the player physically moving. VR accessories like an omni-dimensional treadmill allow you to walk in any direction you want and even spin around in reality while this is all captured in the game. Some might even say it’s the new form of home exercise.
It’s science-fiction but in reality
What’s really impressive about virtual reality is that it comes with technologies we may never even have thought possible. We’ve all seen science fiction movies with characters pinching and flicking holograms in the air, but we may never have thought that possible in real life. Yet the capability is here with virtual reality. And it doesn’t stop there. Anything you could possibly imagine in a science-fiction story can come true in virtual reality from a high-speed spaceship flying to running around on alien worlds, all from a truly first-person experience.
VR games are improving
All gaming platforms are forever improving, but if you think about where VR came from with its pixelated graphics, to where it is now, rivaling flat-screen game graphics, you realize the room for potential. VR brings a multi-dimensional potential of improvement with improving tactile technology and motion translation.
It’s more personalized
Before, games had you playing as a set protagonist and a set storyline. Later, games allowed the user to design a more personal character that may have their features or even someone completely unique. But, VR allows you not only to create a unique character but also to be that character in every sense of the word. How much more do you relate to a character when you look through their eyes and move with their legs?
VR gaming is a new challenge
Every gamer enjoys a challenge. The complex gameplay of VR games brings with it unique opportunities to test your reflexes and physical capabilities. Navigating a difficult obstacle course in VR brings with it a new level of challenges that are sure to keep gamers busy.
They’re a great socializing opportunity
One of the biggest worries of VR detractors is that the user will become isolated by living in a fantasy world that is disconnected from the real one. But this is not the case. Now there is the possibility of player interactions including options like virtual reality rooms and avatars. Of course, there is the usual chatting to people across the world but there is also the never-before-seen opportunity of arm wrestling with someone in a different country for example.