Whether you’re using Xbox or Sony’s PlayStation for gaming, Virtual Reality technology has had a significant impact in the industry for quite some time. Although VR headsets for gaming were first invented by one Ivan Sutherland back in 1968, it’s not until 2010 that we have seen significant advancement. All games can now be played on VR headsets thanks to the STEAM VR platform. This means that even 2D games can be played on VR, making the experience even better. Below are some of the headsets making VR gaming way cooler than it was years ago.

What are some of the best VR headsets for gaming?

These below three are the best gaming VR headsets on the market right now based on the number of purchases, price, and customer reviews:

The Oculus Rift

The Oculus Rift is quite possibly the best VR headset for gaming in the market. Manufactured by Oculus, a division of Facebook, this VR headset offers unparalleled immersion. The Oculus touch controllers ensure that your hands come into contact with the visual world as well as your headset. It needs NVIDIA graphics and a RAM of 8GB+ to run.

PlayStation VR

Of course, you can’t talk about the best without including PlayStation VR. It is very easy to use given its Plug and Play technology, and it comes in a 5.7-inch OLED display, making it one of the most advanced VR displays yet. The 3D Sound technology also means that you will be able to accurately point out sounds from below, above and around you as you play.

HTC Vive

The HTC Vive is, arguably, the single most innovative VR technology on sale right now and it’s hard to think of any downside to it. Offering directional audio for better gameplay and realistic graphics, it provides a flexible play area, meaning that you can use it seating, standing or within a space of 15 by 15 feet. STEAM VR powers it so you have access to over 2800 games with updates directly to the VR.

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