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Popular VR Gaming Opportunities

Virtual reality is something through which you can enter a whole new dimension. It allows you to experience something as if you are living it. As for games, you get to explore the beautiful in-game worlds in a first-person experience.

Best VR Headsets

In order to play VR games, you’ll need a VR headset. Thankfully, there are a handful of options that you can choose from. When VR gaming became a thing, there weren’t many headsets available. But now, there are different VR headsets available, and all of them are amazing in their own way.

The Valve Index

The Valve Index is easily one of the best VR headsets currently available in the market. Most people love it because it has everything a next-generation VR headset should have. It provides a wider field of view and has a higher refresh rate. In addition to this, it comes with Valve’s very own Knuckle controllers that are capable of tracking movements of every finger.

The best thing about this headset is that it even works with older GPU’s. However, if you want to get the most out of it, then we will suggest you use it only if you have a high-end GPU. The Valve Index also works fairly well than HTC Vive, and smoother than the Vive Pro. As for issues, some people have claimed having trouble while setting it up, and some even reported that they get multiple errors while using it. If you’re interested in getting it, then its available for $999.

The PlayStation VR

If you’re someone who is interested in getting the VR experience on consoles, then we have something for you too. The PlayStation VR is currently considered as the best console VR headset. Unlike other VR headsets such as HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive Pro, etc that require a high-end PC in order to operate smoothly, the PlayStation VR requires only a PS4.

Although it might not require as much power as the PC, the PlayStation VR still works smoothly and has a great refresh rate. There have been no complaints about it so far, and no one has ever had issues with its head-tracking. There are also a wide range of games available specially for the PlayStation VR. The headset was launched with only a few games, but the library has now grown significantly. If you’re interested in getting it, then you can grab it for $299.

The Oculus Rift S

The third and final VR headset we would like to mention is the Oculus Rift S. This one is also developed specially for PC, and it is absolutely amazing. Its parent company used to be Oculus, the very company that introduced the world to the Oculus Rift back in 2012. However, the company is now owned by Facebook, and they are the ones handling all of its operations now.

The Oculus Rift S works similar to the regular Oculus Rift. People can connect to their PC via a USB 3.0 Port, and it is supported by a capable long enough for you to freely move in your room. The headset is also relatively cheaper than Valve Index as it has a price tag of $399. Although this might be a lot for some people too, its still way less than the other one. Still, your money will not go to waste considering the Oculus Rift S can help you get a really amazing VR experience.

Best VR Games

There are plenty of different VR games available for both PC and PS4. Today, we are going to talk about some of the best ones that you should get.

No Man’s Sky

The first game we would like to mention is No Man’s Sky that PlayStation VR users can enjoy. It is a space exploration game and you get to see different worlds in it. Although the game can be played without a VR headset, its just not the same without it. You will get to see new things while you struggle to get resources for your ship so you can travel far in the game.

Beat Saber

If you’re a fan of musical games like Guitar Hero, then Beat Saber is a game you should definitely try. It is a kinetic rhythm-based game in which you have to hit color-coded blocks to keep up with the music playing in the background. You will be using your motion controllers to either swipe vertically or horizontally in the air to hit the blocks. The game comes with around 10 songs. However, PC players have the advantage of creating their own custom tracks. At the moment, Beat Saber is available for the Oculus Rif, PS VR, and HTC Vive.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR

This is perhaps the most amazing game available for VR. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is already one of the most popular video games of all time, as well as it’s multiplayer version Elder Scrolls Online and its VR version out now. Available for Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and PlayStation VR, the game lets you experience the open world of Skyrim in a much different experience. You get to see the in-game world much closely and engage in epic battles with your opponents. The best thing about the VR version is that it comes with DLC expansions such as Dawnguard and Heathfire.

Conclusion

In any case, VR Gaming is surely amazing, and it totally changes the meaning of gaming. Getting the chance to experience the world of your favorite game as if you were in there is something almost every gamer wants. If you’re someone who has the budget to afford a premium VR headset, then we will suggest you go with the Valve Index. Its price may be high, but you just cannot get the same experience with any other headset. Your gaming experience would be further enhanced by getting your hands on some of the DLCs and in-game currencies from a gaming marketplace in your favorite games. However, if you’re budget is tight, then you can simply opt for the Oculus Rift S. It will also help you experience VR games in an amazing manner. If you’re on console, then you can go with the PlayStation VR that is made specially for the PS4. There are tons of other games too other than the ones we mentioned in our list, so you don’t have to worry about being limited to playing only a few games.

Author: VR Reporter

I am a hi-tech enthusiast, VR evangelist, and a Co-founder & Chief Director at Virtual Reality Reporter!

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