VR Gaming Device Release Date, News, Update: PC Platform Still Best; Oculus Developers Denounce Luckey's 'Trump Trolls' Funding, Ends Support for VR Headset?

By Jennifer R. Irvin , Updated Sep 30, 2016 06:45 PM EDT
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VR gaming is playable on console, mobile and PC versions, with each having its own advantages and disadvantages. For one, VR gaming on the PC is reported to provide the best performance in terms of setup, while console comes as mid-range and mobile as the entry-level.

As for mobile VR gaming setups, the players are given more liberty in terms of movements., given that PC and console-based VR rigs are tied up to the main controller. The PC-based VR gaming is believed to provide the best performance due to the inherent ability of the PC to customize. However, reports indicate that PC specs will control what game a setup may run instead of how well it will be on a VR display.

With the PC-based VR gaming setups, the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive are known to give the best video quality and performance. Both reportedly feature 2160 x 1200 pixels of native resolution. On the other hand, console version has the PlayStation VR gaming that provides up to 1920 x 1080 resolution. It should be noted that mobile VR setups are also limited by the resolution of the type of mobile device being used,The Bit Bag reported.

VR gaming has become a popular form of entertainment nowadays. The use of VR technology has also been considered as an extremely expensive piece of tool that can be used in research.

Given its recent advancement, OEM manufacturers are reported to have reduced cost, providing virtual reality setups for a more affordable price. However, with different iterations with similar basic designs being given to virtual reality, either offering high-end performance or focusing on marketability, consumers are left wondering which of these is better.

Meanwhile, some developers are about to end their support of the Oculus VR headset due to reports that its founder Palmer Luckey is funding "Trump trolls." Among the developers who denounced Luckey's actions include Polytron, Kokoromi, Tomorrow Today Labs, Scruta Games and developer Augustin Cordes. These firms were stating that they are not going to release versions of their respective games for the Facebook-owned hardware, The Register reported.

What's next in virtual reality technology?

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