Mobile VR solutions like Google’s Cardboard and Samsung’s very own Gear VR have been in the market for quite a while, but it’s the dedicated VR solution from Oculus, HTC and Sony that will really step up the VR experience. Last week, we got a chance to experience HTC Vive and trust me, the hype claiming VR is the next big thing in technology is real. The possibilities are endless and will teleport you into an alternate reality.
HTC had a number of demos on offer with each one distinct from the other, giving a taste of how VR can be immersive, if done right. First up was a space shooter, where you stand on the deck with the controllers and shoot at incoming enemies, which, in my opinion, was good enough but still not what you’d expect from a VR game.
However, theBlu is perfect for someone who has no VR experience. theBlu places you on a wrecked ship underwater where you can take a gander at the various fishes and a big 80-foot whale. It’s pretty amazing! Another thing I like is the fact that Vive is comfortable even for users who wear spectacles.
All said and done, dedicated VR solutions, including Vive, are expensive and out of reach of the masses. While HTC hasn’t announced if Vive will come to India, the international pricing is $799, which obviously excludes the cost of a powerful PC to deliver these experiences.