More info about Virtual Reality
Virtual Reality Headsets enable users to interact in a virtual 3D space. The latest models of VR Headset are now geared towards commercial users where as prior models were mainly used by developers and not readily available for the average gamer.
Oculus Rift The Consumer model of Oculus Rift was released in 2016 and features per-eye displays running at 90 Hz with 1080x1200 resolution, a higher combined resolution than the previous model DK2, released primarily for VR developers only, 360o positional tracking, integrated audio, a vastly increased positional tracking volume, and a heavy focus on consumer ergonomics and aesthetics. Special motion sensor controllers called Oculus Touch were released for use with the Oculus Rift late 2016, they are fully tracked and represented in the 3D world and can recognise and visualize finger and hand gestures within the virtual world. As well as gaming, the Oculus Rift includes other media features such the Oculus Cinema which put the user in a virtual cinema to watch conventional movies and videos. Furthermore, several users can view the same movie in the same virtual space, being displayed by other users as an avatar.
Samsung Gear VR The Samsung Gear VR headset was released in November 2015, was manufactured by Samsung in conjunction with Oculus. It is a headset that incorporates the users compatible Samsung Galaxy device: Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6/S6 Edge/S6 Edge+, or Galaxy S7/S7 Edge. The Samsung device acts as the display and processor for the headset. The VR headset acts as the controller and offers a high field of view and movement tracking. The headset is designed as a low cost gateway for users to get an introduction to VR.
HTC Vive The HTC Vive was developed as a collaboration between HTC and Valve Corporation. It was released in April 2016 and utilizes SteamVR which natively supports Unity on the Vive Platform. As with the Oculus Rift, The HTC Vive has per-eye displays running at 90 Hz with a 1080x1200 resolution. A large emphasis on open development, made possible through Valve’s development program, OpenVR Software Development Kit which is an open source VR project.
PlayStation VR Released October 2016 by Sony, the PlayStation VR was designed to be fully functional with the PlayStation 4 and works with either the DualShock 4 Controller or the PlayStation Move controller. One feature that the PlayStation VR offers to users it that it outputs an un-warped image to the TV simultaneously so that other players can see what the VR user sees in real time or view their own point of view in a multiplayer competitive/cooperative setting.