Virtual Reality has become the newest and most immersive form of entertainment in 2018. As retail VR headsets become more affordable and more developers get interested in the new tech, consumers are getting to experience the simulated world in a never before way. All you need is a good headset and a Smartphone and you are all set to experience the ‘Matrix-like’ virtual world.
With hundreds of apps and games, VR world is full of choices. To make it easy, we have reviewed some of the top VR games and apps. Check them out to get an idea of how immersive this platform can be.
The first one on your list is Ocean Rift from the Oculus store. If you are a scuba diver, you know the beauty of the underwater world. If you are not a diver, this is as close as you will ever get to the hidden world. You can choose from 12 different habitats and observe creatures like the dolphins, the manatees and even the great white sharks, all from the safety of your home. There are two modes, sit and watch the fish move around peacefully or get into a horror game mode by donning the character of a diver.
Within is a platform where many VR content creators showcase their material. It contains 360-degree music videos, content from news outlets like the New York Times, the NBC and even Apple. They also host a series called the Possible, which explores different technology topics like robotic dogs, drones, etc. It is a free app and has a huge range of topics to suit different tastes.
Google Cardboard app
Google has been active in VR for a while. They first released Google Cardboard and now recently, Google Daydream. YouTube also has hundreds of VR videos for you to enjoy. But it all starts with this free app, the Google Cardboard. Once you install this app, you can use Google Earth to fly around the world at a moment’s notice. It also allows you to view your photos, videos, photospheres, and other locally stored VR content.
The New York Times has been dabbling in VR videos since last year. They are constantly adding new experiences to their VR collection. Starting with music videos, tours around New York, the World Trade Center and a lot of other interesting places.