Virtual Reality is a new technology in the gaming market which is pushing the boundaries of gaming as we know it today. Some of the major hurdles in development of virtual reality gaming is the high hardware requirements and low availability of AAA games for these platforms. Many companies are in race to develop their virtual reality systems and among them one such company is HTC, which first entered in the virtual reality segment through its Vive platform that was launched in 2016.
In this year’s version of E3, the Vive was showcased by HTC but there were no changes to its outward appearance, but we got to know that on the hardware and the software front the device has got some major upgrades. As mentioned earlier, VR consoles face a shortage of AAA games that are needed for gamers to embrace this new technology, but there is some respite from this problem as many big games have embraced the consoles in recent times like Bethesda’s Doom and Fallout VR titles. These games would surely change the scenario of VR gaming and its development as it will attract serious gamers which were earlier reluctant to enter the VR space due to the lack of quality content on the platform.
Along with the AAA games, the Vive will also be getting major hardware upgrades in the form of new Deluxe audio strap and Intel’s upcoming WiGig wireless adapter kit. These upgrades will be ready for display and testing by the year end as per company sources. HTC has also displayed the Vive Tracker which brings any real-world object in the gaming world with some new game integrations.
HTC does not seem to be under any illusion on the amount of work that the VR industry needs to do as it has not been a smash hit and hence requires slow and meticulous planning to increase the appeal of VR to gamers. The announcement of new AAA titles for these systems have surely given new life to their development and hence it is just a matter of time until we see major games embracing these consoles in hordes and give a much-needed boost to the gaming industry.