Several years had passed since HTC Vive released the very first high-end VR headset. From that time onwards, we have seen the rise in cryptocurrency-inflated prices of hardware, Rift, entrance of Microsoft as well as humble beginnings of Virtual Reality e-sports leagues. And while it is true that the platform and the medium for this device hasn’t boomed yet, it doesn’t stop educators and entertainers to have continued investment and steady growth. The world of VR becomes so vast and wide that various materials can be used to complete the quests from a skillet, keyboard and just literally about everything.
From the get-go, Oculus Rift lags behind HTC Vive. Not just that their launch filled with delays in getting them out of the public for a full year late, Oculus has refused to acknowledge supremacy of room scale VR experiences opting rather for a stationary or seated experiences. Slowly but surely, Oculus integrated room-scale, motion controls grabbing items while the player is in the VR world similar to a skillet and last but not the least, major price drop in an effort to compete with the major market share of HTC in the VR world.
Every month, Steam is conducting hardware survey to be able to measure the current trends in PC component market. Consistently, the Vive has beaten Rift in terms of market share and sales.
Before VRChat, there was RecRoom or simply a social VR experience that is meant for Oculus, PSVR and Steam wherein players can play laser tag, dodgeball and the likes while finishing a quest together. The game has this cartoony and nostalgic high school motif and as for the players, they have narrow controls of the content available.
This trend has changed, thanks to VRChat as it has pushed social games on the same platform to adapt and compete. RecRoom has added player created rooms module recently to let players create mockup of cities, build castles, create their own quests, make weapons from a skillet and a lot more. Still, RecRoom works best if it would stick to its original formula. It has developed huge paintball and laser tag arenas, write entertaining quests where it’s nearly impossible to win without friends and kept enforcing community behavior instead of other social platforms.
A new quest was released recently called Isle of Lost Skulls. Here, you are a pirate that is trapped inside a cell and your first mission is to find out how you can break out of your cell. You need to use everything around you in order to beat the skeletons that are keeping you as prisoner. Oftentimes, this means that you have to get a skillet or broom to hit skeletons on the head. Yes, a skillet used to get out of your way.