Virtual reality is still in its baby stages but it’s already got many into certain debates regarding its future. The lack of effort in the past VR styles is viewed as a reason for this and it’s only now that different tech companies are expanding their efforts in finding a breakthrough in this popular technology.
Sony’s PlayStation VR, HTC’s Vibe and Facebook’s Oculus Rift are among the popular brands out there and with the VR games that are already available in the market, you’ll surely get a taste of what VR and augmented reality is when you try one.
In this article, we’re going to look into some developing trends in Virtual Reality technologies and innovations all geared towards changing the future of gaming and how we interact with the virtual world so go ahead and read on to find out what they are.
VR Gets Physical? Is This Possible?
The simple answer is yes! People who already tried the HTC Vive console will be able to attest to this. It requires some physical action using sensor-equipped controllers. With it, you can hold a virtual paintbrush and even a golf club that isn’t actually there in real life. The controllers detect physical movement and translate it into actions and movements in the virtual environment that the player/user is currently engaged to.
Both HTC Vive and Sony’s PlayStation VR don’t contain features that can integrate the sense of touch into the VR environment. So even though it supports motion sensors translating actual physical movements into actions in the virtual environment, you’ll still like playing a video game in certain instances. Thus, it is safe to say that this feature is going to be the focus of improvements and innovations in upcoming virtual reality technologies.
According to Nelson Gonzalez, Alienware’s former CEO and co-founder, the future of Virtual Reality will center on allowing users to interact and participate in the VR environment requiring them to take some action like throwing the ball and communicating with a virtual team member in order to make things happen in the game. It’s going to happen for sure especially with the rapid pace at which VR technologies are evolving.
VR’s Future is Industry-Driven!
If success is to be achieved, a collaborative effort needs to be done. Great advances in technology are impossible to achieve if there’s only one brand working to get things moving forward.
When it comes to Virtual Reality, things won’t happen with just Facebook’s Oculus Rift exerting some effort in pushing conceived innovation. It needs to be an effort where everyone in the industry contributes. For instance, PC games have improved much with big players like Intel, Nvidia, and AMD working together to provide powerful processors that can handle high-definition graphics.
In terms of online gaming and buying, the STEM has collaborated with other players in the market to bring a better experience to patronizers. It’s always an industry-wide collaboration that brings success and not just one company working on everything.
Wireless VR is Going to Take More Time But It’s on the Horizon
The first of the VR technologies required different equipment and console to be connected with a PC through special cables. This is true for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift for instance. This kind of virtual reality technology provides a highly-immersive experience for users.
Cheaper ones like Gear VR by Samsung and Cardboard by Google required a special kind of goggle with a smartphone attached to it which hinders the player’s sight. So wireless VR is going to take more time where users can enjoy hands-free virtual reality experience without problems in performance. Virtual Reality isn’t advancing at the same pace as wireless technology but the innovations in the latter would definitely help improve the former.
As you can see, VR is going to be the next big industry to sprout in the 21st century and it won’t be that long until we witness the next VR technology that’s going to take the gaming, business and other aspects of human life to the next level. What VR technology or console have tried already? How was your experience? Feel free to share your story in the comments section below.
There’s more of the VR technology that’s coming and we all need to be thrilled about but for now, all we can do is wait.