For years people have tried to simulated real life experiences using immersion head mounted displays. This task has been more than daunting up until now. The challenges of virtual reality is that any kind of lag cannot be forgiven as users would literally throw up for the dizziness they would experience.
Stimulating all parts of the user’s brain at accordingly is what makes virtual reality very herculean. Millions of tiny details have to be taken into consideration. Sadly, unlike video games, “good” is not good enough, the bar starts at “great” and doesn’t even stop at “perfect” it goes beyond.
Hope for virtual reality was awoken when Palmer of OculusVR designed a head mounted display that was almost good. It was the best theat had been shown at conferences and expos in a long time. Mark Zuckerberg must have loved it so much as Facebook acquired it for $2 billion in cars and Facebook stocks. The OculusVR Rift as it is named promises a lot to the world of virtual reality. Two versions of developing kits have been released and sold and developers have been working on it for sometime now.
Sony has always had an eye for innovative technology and they are among the new entrants into what I would like to call the virtual reality renaissance. With Project Morpheus, Sony is working on bringing a model that carries their fine taste in design and immersion gaming.
Google ventured into the world of virtual reality but they did not come alone. They came with an army of developers and they made this possible by ensuring that virtual reality developer kits are as inexpensive as can be. Take a look at their inexpensive Google cardboard. It is easy to assemble, disassemble and reassemble. Virtually any one can venture in to virtual reality using this kit.