Virtual reality is getting more and more time in the spotlight nowadays thanks to the visible advancements in this technology. You could compare VR technology to a dormant volcano that has now erupted, and is now just overflowing with potential. At the very least you can agree that it is one of the hottest things right now. With a huge new market everyone is trying to get a piece of, we have several VR headsets that are made available to us, but with very little guidance as to what the differences between them are. Let’s check out three of the top headsets released recently and see how they differ.
The design of a VR headset is an important factor when it comes to the overall experience. No matter how cool the content is, you won’t really enjoy it if the headset itself is incredibly comfortable. In this category, the Sony solution wins due to its weight distribution philosophy, which makes it the easiest to wear although it’s the heaviest physically. The opposite end is housed by the HTC Vive. This device allows little to no enjoyment on a physical plain due to its awkward bulkiness and straps.
As it would have been expected, the PS VR headset is of course compatible with the PlayStation console also manufactured by Sony. Unlike the other two which are standalone headsets that can be used with PCs, the PS VR is a direct enhancement for Sony’s PS experience. Speaking of PCs, you will need a pretty competent setup if you want to enjoy VR. Sure, some headsets lure you in with promises of affordable specifications, but those are just so you can actually run the VR software. If you really want to enjoy it to the max, you will need a sturdy computer in terms of hardware. With the PS4, you never have to worry about specifications and you can rest assured that every PS4 software or hardware that comes out is directly made so that it works with the console, so there’s a twist to the original point which initially put PCs on top.