We’ve all heard the old adage that virtual reality is a “virtual reality revolution”.
Now, we have an example to back it up.
The virtual reality revolution has finally arrived.
A number of major companies are preparing to start releasing free VR games this year.
Here’s what you need to know.
What is virtual reality?
Virtual reality is the next step in the evolution of gaming.
You can walk around in a virtual environment, without needing to look at anything in particular.
What is Oculus Rift?
Oculus Rift is the most expensive VR headset available on the market.
It costs over $2,000.
It has two different types of tracking technology.
How do I buy Oculus Rift on Steam?
You’ll need to buy Oculus Touch, a cheaper headset with no tracking technology, and then purchase an Oculus Rift.
Which VR games will you be playing?
A few companies have announced plans to release free VR titles this year, but not all of them are making the jump.
Check out the full list of free games on Steam.
Do I need to own an Oculus Touch to play?
If you don’t have an Oculus VR headset, you can still experience virtual reality games.
Why are there so many free games available?
The free titles are mostly free-to-play titles that are meant to be played by consumers who want to spend money.
Can I download these free games?
There are several free games out there, such as The Walking Dead: The Old Republic and Halo: The Master Chief Collection.
Is it a good idea to buy virtual reality headsets in the future?
As the virtual reality industry evolves, there are more and more games being released on Steam and other platforms.
Some are free, but others are not.
Are there any free games for smartphones?
There are a number of mobile games out for Android devices.
I can’t play the latest version of Minecraft, can I?
My computer is crashing, how can I play the game?
It may be possible to play a game in VR, but there may be issues.
Am I getting the game I want?
In the coming weeks, many of the biggest games will likely be releasing free on Steam, and it’s possible that you may not be able to play the newest release, for example.
If I purchase the newest game, how will I be able get the game if it’s not on Steam at the moment?
Steam will automatically download and install the game on your computer.
This includes all the new content that has been added to the game.
Will the free games get updated when they’re released?
While it’s still early days for VR, the first free VR title released in November will likely include the Oculus Rift headset, and you’ll be able play it in VR.
Have a question for the VR team?
Find out more about the virtual-reality industry in our FAQ.
Also see: Free VR games for mobile devices This story has been updated with comment from Steam.