Will All Games Become VR in the Future?
- by Mike
I’m playing a game right now. And yes, it’s another VR game. And you know what? I love every second of it. After spending hundreds of hours on traditional 2D/3D games for the last decade, this might sound weird. But here’s my thinking: Will all video games become VR in the future? Some people tend to think that, because of the popularity of mobile gaming, and how the initial appeal of virtual reality seems to be with mobile games as well, will eventually lead all games towards VR. There are a lot of different theories on what gamers and developers think about this predicted change. The gaming industry definitely has some big changes on the way, but it is unclear whether VR will take over all types of gaming in the future.
But first – what is VR?
Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) are both computer technologies that can alter the way we see the world around us. They’re different from each other, but they both have a similar goal: to create an experience that’s more immersive than what you would get in real life. AR is all about superimposing digital content on top of real life. For example, say you want to know what it looks like when someone puts on glasses while they’re wearing them. With AR, you can use an app that shows you what those glasses look like on your face before you buy them. It’s like a video game where you can change your appearance as much as you want without actually doing anything in real life! VR takes things one step further by completely immersing you in another place or situation. You’ll wear goggles that block out any outside light so all you can see is what’s happening inside the VR world—and it feels like it’s really happening! For example, if someone wanted to recreate making cookies in their kitchen without having to actually bake any cookies, they could just put on their goggles and make cookies for real!
Most popular VR games
One of the most popular VR games is definitely Beat Saber from 2018. It’s a fantastic VR video game that lets you slash your way through songs as if they were made of light beams. The game was created by a small team of people in Poland, and it quickly became one of the most popular VR video games ever made. It’s easy to see why: it’s surprisingly addictive! The gameplay involves moving your hands to hit blocks as they move toward you, slicing them into pieces as they fall down from the top of the screen. Each block has a color and pattern associated with it, so matching up the colors is important for high scores (and not dying). You can pick up a lot of different items along the way—like power-ups like slow-motion and lightning—and each level has its own theme. There are also boss fights at the end of each chapter that require more skill than just hitting blocks until they disappear!
VR games certainly have a great appeal with the audiences, as they provide immersive content that can help remove you from your surroundings. However, it is unlikely that they will entirely replace computer games as we know them. Sometimes, it is the joy of knowing that you are not in the video game world that makes all the difference.
I’m playing a game right now. And yes, it’s another VR game. And you know what? I love every second of it. After spending hundreds of hours on traditional 2D/3D games for the last decade, this might sound weird. But here’s my thinking: Will all video games become VR in…