GDC 2015 Witnesses the Virtual Reality Gaming War

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GDC 2015 again gives gamers a look at the future virtual reality gaming world. Big companies (Valve, Oculus, Sony) along with lots of promising developers bring in their latest gear and devices.
 
Valve and HTC revealed their VR hardware Vive, which will be integrated with Steam to allow customers to obtain VR games through the platform. One of the first games that announced for the headset is Job Simulator. Oculus has already targeted at releasing the consumer version of the products. Of course they show some games at GDC and Loading Human is one of them. Project Morpheus is moving ahead fast and the headset is set to release in the first half of 2016 and now they need games.
 
The others don't have big booth and stage but they still catch some attention.

GDC 2015 virtual reality gaming
Sixense's Stem System is a motion tracking platform that can be used in virtual reality game development. The system includes a STEM base, a STEM controller, and a STEM pack. It's also an open platform.



GDC 2015 virtual reality gaming
We see Virtuix Omni brings back their VR Treadmill. It works with Oculus Rift (and other VR headsets, too). Obviously it's fun to play shooting game with such system because you can walk, run and shoot. The video below shows playing games with Virtuix Omni + Samsung Gear VR. 





GDC 2015 virtual reality gaming
This is Faceshift's wireless facial motion tracking helmet. It helps game developer capture body and facial movement for in-game animations.

GDC 2015 virtual reality gaming




GDC 2015 virtual reality gaming
OSVR is Razer's open source VR system. It's designed to be accessible for developers to create their own VR-Glasses without the worry of ​breaking the bank.

GDC 2015 virtual reality gaming
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