Virtual Reality (VR) environment and VR game development are both emerging as far as game development is concerned. Technology giants like Samsung, HTC, Microsoft, Google, Sony, Facebook and others have contributed a lot for creating immersive games with their own VR headsets. The year 2016 saw the rise of highly advanced VR headsets which have escalated the gaming experience to a new level. It has also created high hopes for VR technologies among the gamers.
Currently the gamers have ample choices with regard to variety of devices for interacting with VR. If you really want to create exclusive VR games, it is advisable to consult an established VR game development company.
As per the reports of the Game Developers Conference 2017 the number of companies creating VR games has increased from 6 to 13 percent.
Throughout this post we will be discussing about popular VR platforms for game development so that you can experience the best in playing your favorite games.
Some of the noteworthy platforms are:
HTC Vive: This product is the result of collaboration between Valve, a big PC game developer and HTC a reputed hardware company. HTC Vive has got exclusive external tracking sensors which helps in offering a complete immersive VR experience for the gamers. There are couple of reasons for choosing HTC Vive as your development platform for creating engaging VR games. A super large PC gaming platform is owned by Valve and it also has the credit of being one of the creative and prosperous game development companies. Apart from this, the hardware of Valve does not have any similar prototypes and is regarded as an unique and an innovative VR environment. With an extensive developer network support HTC Vive is considered as a developer friendly platform to provide seamless gaming experience.
Oculus Rift: This is one of the most popular and high tech VR gaming platforms very close to HTC Vive. More than 77 percent of the developers have been using Oculus for creating diverse VR games belonging to multiple genres. This platform has also been the beginning of VR game development for many developers across the globe.
The association of Oculus Rift with VR started in 2012 with the spread of interest in VR devices. Oculus since then has become a trusted entity owned by Facebook. A strong support of engineers is being provided by Facebook to facilitate developers in creating VR games for Oculus Rift.
PlayStation VR: The PlayStation VR of Sony has been one of the most praised platforms to provide an easy and a polished VR experience. It entered the market at the end of 2016. PlayStation as a platform is suitable for VR game development because of its single set of hardware specifications. This platform is capable of steadily nurturing game developers, providing funding support for new partnerships and development projects along with making VR games compatible with the devices.
Samsung Gear VR: This is another popular VR game development platform which resulted in a partnership between Samsung and Oculus. This platform is apt for developers who are in the early phase of VR game development. The library of games for Samsung Gear VR is quite strong and it enhances the potential of making VR games for avid gamers.
Conclusion: It is very important for a VR game development company to choose a suitable platform in making games which can engage and attract gamers from all corners of the world. Some of popular and high end VR game development platforms have been mentioned in this post so that you can decide your own while creating VR games. All the game development platforms mentioned here are capable of making VR games exclusive and can offer seamless gaming experience.
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