Every year we see VR make it a little further into the mainstream, and it was no different this weekend at EGX - one of the UK’s biggest games events - held at the NEC in Birmingham.
We break down what VR headsets were there this year…
The ‘Model Zero’ of VR headsets, the Oculus Rift featured heavily at the EGX Intel Area. Powered by the Hades Canyon mini-PC, visitors got to throw themselves into the indie musical epic Beat Saber and swipe away to various songs sci-fi Guitar Hero-style.
Nearby, people were queuing up by the dozens to try the Oculus Rift on the Vesaro Racing Simulator rig and score the fastest lap. The tense racetrack coupled with an immersive, reactive gaming chair proved quite the experience for players.
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Dominating a huge portion of EGX this year was PlayStation. With their own stage, a PS4-exclusive gaming area (showcasing new releases such as Marvel’s Spider-Man and Soul Calibur VI) and a bespoke PlayStation VR zone, you couldn’t walk far without seeing the iconic console.
Punters were allowed to try out a number of new PlayStation VR releases in front of an eager audience of gamers, with screens showing the gameplay of many different titles. Some of the more popular games included the futuristic reboot of the classic, Tetris Effect, as well as gritty thriller Blood & Truth and horror stealth The Persistence.
For the gamblers amongst the crowd, PokerStars were there to show off their first ever VR release, aimed at revolutionising the online poker world.
With PokerStars VR, players can join in from the comfort of their own home in a realistic video game setting. The virtual reality headset provides an experience closer to the real thing than ever before – enjoying the best elements of the game in any location they wish.
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