Posted On : 30th July, 2021 by Mit Shah
Virtual reality environments and VR game development no longer sound as brand-new or surprising technology. Even more tech giants such as Facebook, Samsung, Microsoft, Sony, HTC and Google have contributed to this immersive industry’s development and invented their VR-based apps that offer an immersive game experience.
2016 was the remarkable year for such high-profile BR headsets, giving a boost to Virtual Reality game development and setting even higher hopes, expectations and predictions for VR technology.
According to the reports made by the Game Developers Conference for 2017, “the interest of industries towards VR development will remain high for sustainable growth.
Know the best VR platforms for game development:
HTC Vive is a combined effort of HTC, a renowned hardware company, a prominent PC game developer and Valve. It has exclusive external tracking sensors that assist developers in creating a high-performing and fully immersive VR experience to gamers.
There are several reasons for choosing HTV Vive for VR game development. It is a super large PC gaming platform used for creating engaging VR games, and it also gets the credit of being one of the most prosperous and creative game development platforms.
Also, as a product of Valve, there is not a similar prototype for this platform and is regarded as an innovative and unique VR development environment. It has massive support from developers and is considered a developer-friendly platform that offers a seamless gaming experience.
Oculus Rift is one of the widely used, high tech and most popular VR gaming environments very close to HTC Vive. More than 77% of the developers have been using this platform for developing gaming apps for different genres. This is a globally used platform for VR game development.
The union of Oculus Rift with VR began in 2012 due to the widespread use of VR devices. After it, Oculus Rift was owned by Facebook. Therefore, now a strong team of Facebook engineers facilitate developers in building interactive VR games for Oculus Rift.
Google Daydream View
Google’s Daydream View turns your phone into a unique headset that functions as your phone screen or display and offers a high-quality VR experience for apps and games that users can download from the Play Store. The lenses asunder the phone screen into two images.
Functions are managed with the assistance of a pairable remote. Once Google’s Daydream came to the market, Hulu, HBO, and Netflix have developed its applications.
Not all smartphones support Daydream view; however, Google IO 2017 has a robust presence and will transform the VR gaming industry. With Daydream, the users will no longer require cables, computers or phones for VR experience.
The PlayStation VR by Sony has become a widely known platform to offer a polished and easy VR experience. PlayStation entered the market at the end of 2016. It is a highly suitable platform for VR game development due to its dedicated hardware specifications. Moreover, it can support game developers and funding support to new partnerships and projects, along with making VR games suitable with smart devices.
Samsung Gear VR
Samsung Gear VR is one of the widely used VR game development platforms. It is a combined project of Samsung and Oculus. This platform is highly suitable for developers who are learning or in the early phase of VR game development. In addition, it has a robust library and enhances VR game development potential for gaming enthusiasts.
Microsoft HoloLens is not behind any of the VR game development platforms. It is self-sustained and undeterred and enables the creation of high-quality holographic apps for its users. HoloLens came into the market as a device that assists both gaming and mainstream apps thus, it can be utilized for different kinds of routine activities.
Blender is a free and open-source 3D development suite. It enables developers to create a 3D pipeline with motion tracking, rendering, simulation, animation, rigging, modelling, and composing. It supports the creation of VR games and supports video editing as well. If you are a professional VR game developer, you can use its API for Python scripting to easily customize your application.
While creating VR games, it is vital to choose a suitable VR game development platform that can attract and engage gamers in your application across the world. We have tried to describe some of the best and most popular VR game development platforms. All platforms mentioned here are suitable to create exclusive games and create a seamless gaming experience.