Virtual Reality

Jordan Valenzuela , Reporter

Are you interested in flying a spaceship through a battle zone, and being able to look 360 degrees around yourself? Then Virtual Reality might be right up your alley. Virtual reality is a computer generated environment that is affected by physical motion and/or a controller, with the use of sensors. For this article, we’ll be sticking to the Oculus Rift system.

The games for Virtual Reality seems limited, but actually, developers have been remastering games, such as War Thunder, a World War cockpit simulator, Alien: Isolation, a survival horror game, and Minecraft. If you are more into a spaceship cockpit you will be more interested in Eve: Valkyrie. This game had the most hyped around VR, you get to play in a cockpit of a spaceship while in a massive multiplayer dogfight.

The Oculus Rift costs up to $599.99, and comes with a Xbox controller, headphones, a motion tracking camera, and a remote. You will need a computer with greater or equivalent hardware listed below.

  • GPU: NIVIDIA GTX 970/AMD R9 290
  • CPU: I5-4590
  • PSU: Bronze 750 Watt

With a vast amount of new virtual reality games hitting the market, and the Oculus Rift still being improved, the graphics will improve and you may need to upgrade the equipment you have on this list in the future.