I recently got myself an Oculus Quest VR headset, and it’s the most mind-blowing new computer / gaming experience I have had since my first computer ever back in the day (Amiga 500 )! It’s the closest thing we got to a Star Trek holodeck!
The Quest only came out this May. The great thing about it is that it is stand-alone, only the headset + wireless controllers, and relatively affordable (around $400/€450). No need for an expensive, powerful PC, etc., no annoying cable attached to it that you can step over. Everything is built-in in the headset itself. And you can get exclusive or converted games in the Oculus store.
The tutorials alone, where you learn how to use the controllers and what is possible in VR, made me smile like a kid at Christmas. Haven’t had such an experience in a long time.
The “Guardian” system, where you define your playing area in augmented reality is so cool. You paint the borders into your room, and when you get to close, the VR fades to AR, i.e. you see holodeck like checkered grids that fade to reality, so you don’t run into anything outside of the safe area.
One of the first apps I used was a ISS experience, where you can explore the International Space Station. In micro-gravity! Made me a bit sea-sick a bit, but I eventually got used to it. Crawling along the walls, looking out of the window to see Earth…
Do you have a VR set? What were the most impressive experiences you have had with it so far?