Best VR Headsets for Gaming in 2019
Gaming is often enhanced by the equipment that you use, whether that means the latest controllers or even the best headsets available for communicating with other players. In these and other categories, the right equipment can essentially elevate the gaming experience.
This is going to become particularly true as relates to virtual reality. While it’s still getting its legs under it, VR is on its way to becoming a major force in the video game world, and may in fact have broader reach and impact than most seem to assume. To date, we’ve seen VR primarily showcasing open worlds, racing and piloting games, and the like. We’ve also seen what basically amount to experiments with the technology, through games that invite you to scale cliffs or buildings, or Minecraft-like creative experiences. In due time though, VR will wind up affecting a far larger portion of the gaming industry.
For one thing, we’re likely to see some adaptations coming from the mobile gaming field, where there are dozens if not hundreds of popular games that could thrive in VR. It could be The Room, a series in which your job is to explore intricate environments to find clues, solve mysteries, and progress through haunting rooms; it could be Temple Run, in which you control a character dashing through jungle landscapes avoiding obstacles and collecting coins. We’ll also see adaptations from the casino spheres of gaming, be they in the form of first-person virtual poker tournaments or full casino arcades to explore in 3-D space. Thanks to New Jersey and Pennsylvania, legal casino gaming is spreading in the U.S., making this a sort of under-the-radar category to watch. And finally, VR developers have hardly touched on the potential to adapt iconic franchises, such that players could embody the likes of Mario, or Sonic, or Ryu.
Hopefully some of those points – which are still just a few of the many we could mention – illustrate the fact that VR gaming is only just getting started. This is why VR headsets, perhaps more than any other type of gaming equipment, are going to be vital in the near future. And it’s why we’re taking a look at some of the best ones to own in 2019.