It’s not a question of if but rather when will the next generation of virtual reality headsets launch. The Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Sony PlayStation VR are all set to release in the coming months. But for now, most gamers are still using their 1080p or 4K monitors with an HDMI cable. These screens provide a much more immersive experience than today’s smartphones can deliver as they have higher resolutions and refresh rates.
What about those that want to take things one step further?
As it turns out, you don’t need a high-end PC to enjoy VR games! A lot of gamers are looking for a way to play VR games and experience virtual reality without having to buy an expensive PC. The good news is that there’s now many ways you can enjoy the latest breakthrough in technology on your existing hardware.
HTC has recently announced their Viveport arcade service which provides players with access to over 150 titles including shooters, puzzlers, action RPGs, social experiences and simulations.
Players don’t need any additional equipment other than a smartphone plus Google Cardboard or Daydream headset. And if you’re wondering about performance (especially since this article discusses older models), then rest assured- it won’t be bottlenecking things too much. Mobile processors have come so far in recent years that most smartphones will run Rift/