A New Game and Innovation in Virtual Reality
HTC Vive has released the first high-end VR headset few years back. Since then, the world has seen rise in cryptocurrency-inflated prices of hardware, Rift, entrance of Microsoft and at the same time, humble beginnings of Virtual Reality e-sports leagues. And while it is true that the platform and the medium for this device hasn’t boomed yet, it doesn’t stop educators and entertainers to have continued investment and steady growth. The world of VR becomes so vast and wide that various materials can be used to complete the quests from a skillet, keyboard and just literally about everything.
From the get-go, Oculus Rift lags behind HTC Vive. Not only that their launch has been filled with delays to get them out of the public for almost a full year, Oculus refused to admit the dominance of room scale VR experiences and instead, opted for stationary or seated experiences. Slowly but surely, Oculus integrated room-scale, motion controls grabbing items while the player is in the VR world similar to a skillet and last but not the least, major price drop in an effort to compete with the major market share of HTC in the VR world.
Every month, Steam is conducting hardware survey to be able to measure the current trends in PC component market. Consistently, the Vive has beaten Rift in terms of market share and sales.
Prior to VRChat, there was the RecRoom or a social VR experience intended for Oculus, PSVR and Steam to which players can play laser tag, dodgeball and so on while playing on a quest together. The game has this cartoony and nostalgic high school motif and as for the players, they have narrow controls of the content available.
The trend has changed all thanks to VRChat as this pushed social game of same platform to adapt and to compete. RecRoom added player created rooms module just recently to allow players to create mockup of cities, build castles, create their own quests, make weapons from a skillet to something more elaborate and so on. If RecRoom would stay true to its formula, it’ll be considered the best. They’ve created massive laser tag and paintball arenas, write entertaining and highly engaging quests to which it is almost impossible to win without your friends that has kept enforcing community behavior than other social platforms.
A new quest was recently referred as Isle of Lost Skulls. Here, you are a pirate that is trapped inside a cell and your first mission is to find out how you can break out of your cell. Everything around you can be used to beat skeletons that keep you imprisoned. This often means picking up a skillet or broom to strike them over the head. Yes, you have to use a skillet to escape.
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