The goal of this article is to cover all the VR essentials required to make a reasonable buying decision.
The first section contains an overview of the virtual reality hardware for PC and PlayStation 4. A table with a summary can be found in the last chapter.
VR systems for PC include:
- Oculus Rift
- HTC Vive
- Windows Mixed Reality – many different headsets and more upcoming
- HTC Vive Pro (upcoming shortly)
Currently VR for PlayStation 4 is the only virtual reality system for a gaming console.
There is also a bunch of standalone VR solutions, which don’t require a connection with a PC or a console and work on their own. I don’t cover any of them here.