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VR Essentials – Virtual Reality Hardware For PC and PlayStation 4

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:

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.

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HTC Vive essentials – a recap of reviews and users’ opinions

HTC Vive: the headset, base stations an controllers (image source)

This article is a summary of hundreds of articles, reviews, comments and complaints about the HTC Vive.

My goal was to extract all the essentials you need to know to make an informed buying decision.

Apart from all the items you must have, I also cover some optional ones – especially those crucial for improving the immersion.

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