Virtual reality gaming hinges on the head mounted display (HMD), but that’s not where the experience ends.
It’s defining purpose is to immerse you within the game world, and as essential as it is, the visual component doesn’t accomplish that alone.
More and more HMDs are appearing every week, but a lot of industrious game developers and manufacturers are looking at other ways to make games more realistic, or to invent new methods of interaction, control and realistic involvement.
As much as the HMD provides a gateway into virtual reality, it also puts an obstacle in the path of full immersion. You can see the virtual world, but you can’t see anything of the real world once the visor is in place.
So we’ve been pondering what sort of virtual reality and wearable technology that a trailblazer with deep enough pockets - like the Facebook-based Oculus VR - could bring on board in order to deliver the full virtual reality experience.
Here are six companies we think would be synergetic.
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