VIRTUAL REALITY IS FINALY IN OUR LIVES. GAMES, ACCESSING DATA, AND EDUCATION SYSTEM MIGHT BE FULLY CHANGED.
This is not a new way to look at screens. While you are sitting aware of wearing a device with cables on your head, you mind might believe in that, you are at a far place of the galaxy or in a remote corner of the world. Virtual Reality (VR) that was subjected to many experiments from the 90s look like it is belong to our time with the new generation devices and software more than it does to the futuristic movies.
VR devices are not only available at universities or at the research and development departments of companies anymore. Here you can find out more about the VR devices that are on sale or going to be on sale soon:
MOVIES AND GAMES ARE ON THE WAY
We’ve heard a new development in VR sector from the heart of movie industry, Hollywood. New Deal Studios has been working on capturing 3D 360-degree short films for a while now. New Deal Studios joined forces with a Silicon Valley company named Jaunt VR that manufactures cameras that can capture 3D 360-degree images. They process the videos by the help of the software that was produced by Jaunt in order to convert them into 3D 360-degree high definition videos.
SONY PROJECT MORPHEUS
The VR headset that works with PlayStation 4 is going to be presented to the market in the first half of 2016. The product is going to have a 5.7-inch OLED screen instead of 5-inch LCD screen that the prototype has. This screen was selected to remove the marks from the action scenes and to increase the pleasure of 3D gaming experience with the support of 120Hz.
HTC Vive that supports the distribution interface of Steam, a game by the game studio Valve, was promoted during the Mobile World Congress that was held in Barcelona. Vive that connects to PC works with Steam games. The device that has 360-degree head tracking and 90 Hz refreshing speed comes with a remote that controls motions to make firing, moving, and interactions with objects possible during gaming.
SAMSUNG GEAR VR
The Company’s entrance to the VR world happened through a device supported by Oculus Rift. The device that uses Samsung Galaxy Note 4 or Samsung Galaxy S6 processor and screen has micro USB connection. Samsung Gear VR has Milk VR video content and game shop, which are launched in the USA, and the device is offered at 199USD for now.
Oculus that was founded by a 21-year-old engineer named Palmer Luckey manufactures Oculus Rift, which is known as the one that started the whole VR-mania. The project that began with a kit called Kickstarter on a funding web site was supported by many and finally was bought by Facebook for two billion dollars. Rift is connected to computer via DVI and USB and presents unique and parallel images for the each eye through custom head tracking technology. The latest model called Crescent Bay offers 360-degree perspective besides the Full HD view. The custom head tracking technology is more developed on this new model, so the device doesn’t miss to track even the smallest motion. Rift is sold at 350USD.
HoloLens that combines VR and Augmented Reality allows users to do more fun things than the similar products. For instance, while you see yourself walking on Mars, you might actually be walking in your living room. The headset that picks up the gesture and voice commands through a technology similar to Xbox’s Kinect has 120-degree horizontal and vertical view angles. You don’t need a PC connection because it comes with a Windows 10 processing system and works on an integrated battery. HoloLens is going to be on sale in 2016.
No matter how simple it looks, it is suitable for the people who would like to get a VR device. Google Cardboard has a price tag for 25USD. The VR headset is manufactured out of cardboard as its name gives it away. The device, which uses the smart phone that you need to place inside of it as a visual unit, is limited with the features that your smart phone has to offer.