Have you heard about Oculus Rift? If so, you are probably wondering how many times virtual reality is going to be brought into gaming. This time promises too be different. The truth is, virtual reality simply was not ready when it was first introduced. The market wasn’t ready and the technology surely wasn’t ready. The good news is that the market seems primed to embrace virtual reality with more and more companies coming up with different ways to increase immersion. In this article, we will go over some of the reasons why Oculus Rift is bound to change gaming forever.
As noted previously, the main reason why it is going to change gaming forever is because it is going to bring a whole new level of immersion to gamer’s everywhere. The fact is, people are going to be begging for more immersion in their games once they get a taste of it. Immersion is also going to increase the chances for them to be able to deliver and develop some of the best emotional responses from their gamer’s. It should inherently enhance the natural emotion dictated by the game. For instance, scary games will be more scary to gamer’s, sports games will be more intense to gamer’s, etc.
2. Depth Perception.
Another huge way that it is going to change gaming is the fact that it is going to allow gamer’s for the first time ever to experience depth perception in it. The depth perception is actually linked to the immersion in terms of actually boosting the effect of being somewhere inside of an environment. It is going to make people feel more like they are apart of the game rather than simply playing a game. This is going to get people more invested in their games and allow them to feel much more emotion from each one.
3. Real World Movement.
Because you are going to be able to move freely in the game with head tracking, you are also going to be encouraged to move around. It is promising to do what the Nintendo Wii did to gaming, but adding a whole new level of complexity. This is going to encourage gamer’s to move more in their gaming sessions and it is going to make it fun to do so. This is going to make gaming a lot healthier and it can even make games feel more realistic having to move in order to move your character in the game.
As you can see, there are plenty of reasons why Oculus Rift is going to change gaming forever. It is important to realize the companies that are backing this particular project and other virtual reality hardware coming to the market. This particular project is being backed by Facebook after they bought Oculus Rift. If you are interested at all in virtual reality, you are going to want to keep an eye out for it because it is bound to change the dynamics of gaming forever.