Although we already have the likes of Valve, Sony, and Oculus in the world of virtual reality, it still isn't considered a mainstream gaming platform. The technology is still in its infancy, and will definitely get explored more and more as time progresses. One of the major concerns is always not being able to estimate or feel your surroundings when you put the VR headsets on.
Well, Valve rolled out the experimental "Room View 3D" feature with their SteamVR 1.13 update. It gives Valve Index headset users the opportunity to witness a more accurate representation of your environment. The program is developed by Valve, Arcturus Industries, and Occipital using the latest computer vision techniques available. Index users can easily enable this feature from their camera settings.
As mentioned before, it is labelled as an experimental feature as the developer promises to improve it as they go and take a lot of the users' feedback into consideration. However, it is definitely a welcomed addition to the Index headset as players will now get to feel a more lifelike representation of their surroundings. The studio promised more experiments are coming soon during the upcoming period.
The Valve Index VR headset is available for purchase, and every one of them comes with the studio's VR iteration of the Half-Life universe, Half-Life: Alyx. The SteamVR allow you to access and play VR games using your HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Windows Mixed Reality headset, or any other supported VR headset and controllers. There is currently a plethora of titles on the market to go through. We might even see a new PlayStation VR coming our way in the few days.
What do you think of Valve's latest experimental feature for their Index headset? Do you think virtual reality will become a main part of the next-generation of gaming? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section down below.