Dwi, April 12, 2018
What’s the Fuzz in Virtual Reality?
Several years had passed since HTC Vive released the very first high-end VR headset. From that time onwards, we have seen the rise in cryptocurrency-inflated prices of hardware, Rift, entrance of Microsoft as well as humble beginnings of Virtual Reality e-sports leagues. While the platform as well as medium has to be exploded yet, there’s been a continued investment and steady growth both from educators and entertainers. The world of VR has become so wide and vast that many materials in the VR world can be used in completing quests from a skillet, keyboard and everything you can think of.
From the get-go, Oculus Rift lags behind HTC Vive. Not just that their launch filled with delays in getting them out of the public for a full year late, Oculus has refused to acknowledge supremacy of room scale VR experiences opting rather for a stationary or seated experiences. Oculus took the game slowly but surely by integrating room-scale motion controls which enabled players to finally grab items while in the VR world such as a skillet and do a bold move of dropping its price to rival with HTC’s market share.
Every month almost, Steam does a hardware survey in an effort to measure the trends in PC component market. The Vive has consistently beaten Rift both in terms of market share and sales.
Before VRChat, there was RecRoom or simply a social VR experience that is meant for Oculus, PSVR and Steam wherein players can play laser tag, dodgeball and the likes while finishing a quest together. The game features a cartoony and nostalgic high school motif and the players had got little control of the presented content.
The trend has changed all thanks to VRChat as this pushed social game of same platform to adapt and to compete. RecRoom also made it possible to add player created room module that has made it feasible for players to make mockup of cities, build castles, create their own quests, make weapons from a skillet. If RecRoom would stay true to its formula, it’ll be considered the best. It has developed huge paintball and laser tag arenas, write entertaining quests where it’s nearly impossible to win without friends and kept enforcing community behavior instead of other social platforms.
There is actually a new quest that was introduced and this is the Isle of Lost Skulls. In this game, you’re a pirate that’s trapped in a cell and breaking out of it is your first mission. You need to use everything around you in order to beat the skeletons that are keeping you as prisoner. This often means picking up a skillet or broom to strike them over the head. Yes, a skillet used to get out of your way.
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