This new guide provides all the info you need to know about the latest in VR technology. Whether you’re a fan of first-person shooters, sports, or simulation games, these accessories will boost any gaming experience. The guide also explores where the different genres have been, and where they’re going – such as the much-anticipated release of Resident Evil 7: Bio-Hazard for VR in 2017.
The accessories range from $80 to $8,200, with some not even on the market yet. Here are some of the top picks:
- The KOR-FX Haptic Gaming Vest simulates being shot and gives a sense of the direction of nearby sounds. Accordingly, it pairs excellently with the First Person Shooter genre to make you feel like you’re in the middle of a firefight.
- Leap Motion is a tracker that identifies your hands without the need for gloves – which allows for greater freedom of movement. Accordingly, more intricate Puzzle games can be played, like the 2016 co-op Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes.
- The Virtuix Omni and its kin will redefine all first and third person games, as they allow freedom of movement with walking, running – even sprinting – and jumping. But Interactive Fiction and Exploration games will see the most improvement as it’s the immersion that really sells the game.
- The Icaros flight system is a very niche piece of equipment. Users lie on it almost like a massage bed – but what it simulates is a sense of flying, hang-gliding, and wingsuits. It even works your core, so you get fitter by playing Flight Simulation
- The 7invensun Glass Eye Tracking system is more subtle than some of the other options. What it will offer is foveated rendering – that is, rendering only what you’re looking at. Everything else is blurred and unfocused, just as if you were looking at it with your real eyes. For Simulator games, that extra sense of immersion is invaluable.
There’s more to the future than just these – for the rest of the best VR peripherals on the market, make sure to check out the full infographic on the NetEnt Stalker website here.