Virtual reality (VR) has been a key component of game applications for years. VR games have been around for quite some time. The expectations of the game players are continuing to increase for a more immersive gaming experience. This is where the VR gadget development company Oculus Rift is playing a key role. The brand, which has started as a pioneering name in the area of VR headsets, continued to evolve and deliver new VR experience through its feature-rich headsets.
Oculus Rift has already stepped on the evolution and exploration of Virtual Reality so much so that in many quarters it is perceived as synonymous with VR technology. Though there are other VR headset developers, by offering the most expansive and evolving scope of the technology, Oculus Rift emerged as the leading company in VR development.
Here through the length of this post, we will explain how Oculus Rift is shaping the future of VR gaming.
VR Gaming and Oculus Rift
Anyone who loves playing games on-screen enjoys being caught in an immersive reality where he loses the senses of his real surroundings and instead becomes entirely overwhelmed by the gaming actions and environment. This is precisely what made VR gaming so popular among the mobile and console game players. They no longer need to quench their thirst for an immersive gaming experience with the simulations of mobile or console games, and they have VR headsets that completely take them inside the gaming scene. This has been made possible for millions of game players, mainly by the emergence of Oculus VR.
Oculus VR was started primarily with the vision of delivering virtual reality experience within the affordability of different budgets. The company, from the very start, tried to offer solutions that free the technology from the clutches of expensive and high-budget hardware systems. Over the years, the company continued to grow with record sales of its VR kits and headsets around the world. Now for most VR content creators and game developers around the world, Oculus VR and its headsets remain to be the principal target markets. Indian app developers who build VR games primarily focus on game app development for Oculus R devices and headsets. VR game app market is still dominated largely by the Oculus VR experience.
The Challenges that Oculus Went Through
For the VR headset and gear brand, there were too many technical challenges. The company’s first challenge was tracking the user’s head’s movement by pairing the solution with the Unreal Engine. Apart from this, several issues were corresponding to rendering. But above all, the biggest challenge was to come with the Rift device. The developers needed to adjust everything between the computer screen view, the view on the headset, and the reality. Maintaining synchronicity across all was really challenging.
Putting the entire experience perfectly in a measured and meticulous manner is the most important thing. The VR content developers for the Rift were required to ensure a comfortable experience. By controlling the head movements and its real-time effects to ensuring the visuals’ high-resolution textures to the shift in the direction of audio output with the movement of on-screen objects, you need to take care of everything that may shatter the immersive feel if not done properly.
The Evolution of Oculus Rift
Oculus for years has been selling the VR content users and game players a variety of systems and kits. Each of these systems over the years also represents the evolving landscape of the VR headset capability and all big landmarks in the history of CR development. This is why we can have a gross assessment of the past, present and future of Virtual Reality games and content by taking a close look at the evolution of the Oculus Rift.
After Oculus merged with Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg came up with a variety of VR headsets for different degrees of the immersive experience. We have Oculus Go followed by the standard Oculus Rift and the midrange Oculus Quest in the lower strung. At the present moment, the manufacturers think that for shaping the future of VR experience, what headset matters than all the rest is Oculus Quest.
While Oculus Go comes as a non-expensive VR experience option with its simple games and mainly video content apps, it lacks real virtual reality experience with head movement tracking or virtual interactions. In contrast, Oculus Rift offers full VR gaming and content experience with intensive VR resources. Lastly, Oculus Quest represents mainstream VR with more advanced capabilities. Oculus Quest, despite offering advanced VR capabilities; it doesn’t require separate hardware additions.
Oculus is continuing to introduce new features and functionalities to the VR ecosystem. Recently Oculus has added new capabilities to the Quest. According to the company, the update of Oculus Quest will introduce finger tracking features for the headset cameras next year. Though it is being regarded as experimental at this stage, it can emerge as a solid value proposition for this headset. In the meantime, playing games with Oculus Touch controllers and using delicate finger motion will continue to remain the Quest headset’s key strengths.
If one brand has shaped virtual reality gaming and content beyond recognition, it is none other than Oculus VR. By unleashing a whole range of VR headsets with varying capabilities and features, Oculus has played a vital role in the evolution of Virtual Reality. No doubt, the future of Virtual Reality is intricately related to the development of Oculus VR.