It is quite interesting to consider how many video games have official VR support. While a lot of the games officially use the “VR” tag to make this feat known, others may not follow the same path. More specifically, there are quite a few games which support VR despite not officially mentioning it. That is a rather odd marketing tactic, to say the least. Then again, not all of these games want to focus on “just” the virtual reality crowd either.
There are More VR-Capable Games Than you Think
It is only normal for video games to add some degree of virtual reality support these days. That does not mean these games will only work with VR, yet it gives owners of an expensive HMD something else to look forward to. One of the most often heard complaints is how there is a glaring lack of VR content, despite a growing number of games and applications actively supporting the technology.
Some of the most popular recent games actively support VR. However, not all of them label this support openly for some reason. To be more specific, the official Minecraft app – not the Windows 10 one – has VR support thanks to Vivecraft. Unfortunately, it looks like the overall community is a bit averse when it comes to playing Minecraft in VR. Some users claim it is a “sickening” game, due to how players experience movement. This experience will undoubtedly be improved in the future, though.
Other games including virtual reality support include Doom 3 BFG and Penumbra Overture. Neither of these games are openly listing themselves as VR-capable, even though the support has been built-in for quite some time now. Whether this is done deliberately, or a marketing oversight, remains unknown for the time being. In the future, we can only hope to experience every game in the world in virtual reality, but that may not necessarily be the case anytime soon.
All of this goes to show there are a lot more VR-capable games than one might assume. It would be better if game developers could openly advertise some degree of VR support, assuming their product does indeed provide it. Then again, finding out your favorite game can be played in VR is like waking up on Christmas morning and seeing gifts under the tree. There is no lack of VR content when doing some research, that much is evident.
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