Virtual reality is here. HTC Vive and Oculus Rift are two of the VR devices that are out right now. In October of this year, the headset for the PlayStation VR of Sony will be released.
Interest in VR has been high and its commercial availability is bound to happen. As such, game developers are working hard to get their titles working on these devices. Sony alone has promised that over 100 titles will be offered for their headset when it’s released later this year.
While there are some interesting games available, these are the five you should be looking forward to:
The job simulator being referred to is what man uses to learn about the days of old. In essence, the simulator offers them an “interactive history lesson.” In this game, you are given common tasks like cooking as well as office work, working the till at the supermarket and being an auto mechanic. All of these tasks are made possible through externals like the PlayStation Move controller.
Job Simulator will be available for HTV Vive, Oculus Rift an PlayStation VR. Also, this is a good game to start with when you’re still trying out VR.
Hailed by Wearable as “one of the most anticipated titles” that will be launched for VR headset this year including Vive, VR and Rift. Set in the EVE online universe, this multi-player game allows you to explore and even get into fights but only after you’ve completed some training.
According to Alphr, Eite: Dangerous was made to be “the biggest space simulation in history.” The game features over 400 billion star systems (where 150,000 are modeled using real-world astronomical data and the rest are generated using algorithms). The systems were developed based on scientific models.
Although the game wasn’t designed for VR, there has been interest for Oculus and Vive headsets. The game is likened to the Flight Simulator of Microsoft but in this case, it’s set in space.
You are playing against a clock in this game. Essentially, you must hack through a series of nodes that are connected to each other in order to find the core. Put simply, you need to find the core before you run out of time.
Earning currency is your prize and you can unlock additional features each time you progress. Then again, the game gets harder as you go further.
This game is already available on Oculus Rift and owners of a Samsung Gear VR can simply download the game and play it through their devices. In addition, this is a good game for those who use a less expensive, Android headset.
One of the launch games of HTC Vive, this game allows players to build robots and devices all within the 3D world. While there are concerns these kinds of games will result in people being anti-social, Alphr mentions that it’s “designed to bring people together.”
How can this game “bring people together” exactly?
One person creates the machine via their VR headset while others can watch the creation come to life through a monitor.
As the demand for VR headsets increases, so will the amount of games produced by game developers. We are not too far from a future where VR is the dominant way of interacting with people.