If there is one notion that has been trying since forever to make it on the mainstream market, that notion is definitely Virtual Reality. Virtual Reality has been a dream since the late 80s, however only in recent years has Virtual Reality become a mainstream idea. With the launch of Oculus Rift, we saw that games can be played in a whole different manner and immersion can be taken to whole new levels.
Going a step further is Samsung with their new Gear VR. Compatible for the moment with only the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, the price for this new virtual reality doohickey is situated somewhere between $100 USD and $200 USD. Not a lot if you take into consideration what the Gear VR will be able to do. Basically you put the device on and you will be completely drawn into a new dimension of gaming.
For the first two months, users won’t have to pay for the games so anything that pops up during those two months will be free of charge. The idea of a mobile Virtual Reality world is quite interesting outside of gaming as well: imagine being able to literally move around your operating system or sit in a virtual movie theater while your saved video clips play. The possibilities are endless and Oculus Rift proved that given the right developers there is nothing that cannot be done if you add the right amount of know-how and imagination.
All in all, it seems that the days of virtual reality are upon us. Whether on the go with the Gear VR or at home from your PC with Oculus Rift, gameplay has just become a lot more immersive. What is next? To boldly go where no one has gone before, of course! Until then, keep on playing!