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Virtual Reality Going Big in Gaming

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Published on : Jun 17, 2016

The gaming industry has always been one of the top preferences for the introduction of innovative and ultra-realistic virtual reality concepts. Despite that, virtual reality still has not made its grand entrance into gaming yet. However, developers and others in the gaming industry are still insistent that virtual reality will be making its big entry soon.

E3 Expo Reveals Major VR Projects
The annual E3 expo, held in Los Angeles earlier this week, showed both consumers and developers taking massive interest in the virtual reality technologies that are being brought into implementation. A majority of the attending crowd wanted to taste a piece of the virtual pie, thronging the top companies and their virtual reality stations. On the other hand, many game publishers have suggested or even announced that their upcoming games are heading for the virtual reality glasses. This is a signal that virtual reality technologies are ready to become mainstream. Content creators are fully aware of the virtual reality hardware hitting the markets and the potential ones that might be commercial soon. And they are already brainstorming over what content they can release for these technologies.

Upcoming Releases on VR Gaming
Sony Corporation has already announced the PlayStation VR headset at E3. The US$399 headset will be released in stores in October 2016. Before the end of this year, over 50 games are expected to be released on the consoles and the PC. A lot of these games are expected to come up on the virtual reality headsets, including the latest in the series of “Batman” and “Resident Evil”. At the same time, some games are expected to be released exclusively on the virtual reality platform, such as “Star Trek: Bridge Crew” and “Star Wars: Battlefront X-Wing VR Mission.” Most of the new VR-specific games shall be made available on the PlayStation VR, the HTC Vive VR Device, and the Oculus Rift Headset by Facebook.

At the moment, there is no saying exactly how the concept of virtual reality is going to pan out in the next few years. There are groups of serious gamers that are already voicing out against VR games, opining that they are not meant to be played that way. The only thing that holds true, however, is that gaming is only the start of virtual reality platforms.