Virtual reality was supposed to be the next big thing in 2016, when the original Oculus Rift and HTC Vive launched. It was technology whose time had finally come. Or so we thought. In the end, VR was still a bit too expensive and perhaps too alienating to take over the gaming world as Oculus and HTC had hoped. But it’s still a lot of fun. These days there are many more games to play and more headsets to choose from. Choosing the right one is important, but you have to keep in mind that almost all VR games are cross-platform, so your real choice isn’t between Oculus or Vive, it’s between attached or wireless.
VR connected or wireless?
Tethered VR gives you more graphic details because you are connected to a PC. The downside is that you are, well, plugged into a PC. There is no denying that cables are difficult to manage, especially when you can’t really see them. You’re probably going to trip over it at some point, too. But if you are looking for absolutely high-end details and have already shelled out for a great gaming pc or portable, then you will want to stay attached.
For most people, including myself, wireless VR is a much better option. It’s more comfortable, you don’t have to worry about tangling in your own cables, and it’s totally portable. You can bring this type of VR headset to any room in the house without having to lug around your PC. In addition, in the case of the Oculus Quest 2, you can plug it into a PC if you want the extra graphics power. Below we present the two types of helmets. Looked.
Update for June 2021: Removed from PlayStation VR due to lack of support and in anticipation of a new version for PS5.
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