How Virtual Reality Games are Developed

Virtual reality is made up of two components, one being visual technology and the other concept being the measurement of real-time in reality. Virtual reality is a fully digital, computer generated simulation that reflects real life experience for players, in which a player can interact within the artificial three-dimensional environment utilizing unique electronic devices that track the motion and senses of a human. These electronic devices are often a set of goggles with a screen attachment, or a pair of fitted gloves designed with sensors that help an individual navigate themselves through the artificial three-dimensional world. VR simulators are used for mutual different concepts for example, entertainment, gaming, educational purposes, and training exercises. VR is similar to going to an IMAX theater and watching a 3D Aquatic Movie with the special glasses, you’d feel almost as if you would be swimming in the deep blue sea in the habitat with the sea creatures.


The main principles of virtual reality gaming development is to create a physical relationship between the player and the virtual environment. The development of a vr gaming consists of both software and hardware technologies. The software portion is used to create and build an immersive three dimensional environment, that can simulate real-time within computer graphics. The hardware as mentioned before consist of the human-computer interfaces, such as sound feedback and visualization devices. The visualization device usually goes over a player’s eyes, eliminating any physical interaction with real -time. The headset is often equipped with a screen inorder to create a more immersive three-dimensional environment inside the virtual world. Essentially, the vr software controls what the hardware can during game play. Although the software is in control neither one device can operate properly without the other present. In order for a user to reach a full virtual experience, both the software and hardware need to work together in order to effectively manipulate data and immerse a player into what we like to call Virtual Reality.

VR development services

Virtual Reality development services are conducted by software developers who know how to code multifaceted vr applications that can operate on the web and various other platforms. Some general skills of a game developer may have been video editing, 3D modeling, experience with computer aid design (C.A.D), operating wearables such as Oculus or HTC VIVE. Game developers also have experience using Virtual Reality operating tools, and DSLR 2D imaging and videography. Most virtual reality companies work alongside virtual reality developers in hopes to add to their companies vr development teams, build new vr applications (apps), and create other use cases. In other words, virtual reality manufacturers use VR development services in order to create new content and uses for the simulations they may have designed for virtual reality gaming use.

Software development

The virtual reality software development transports users into a new world by developing natural three-dimensional objects that exist outside the game, to exist 3-Dimensionally inside the virtual world. Software has added sensory feedback to give the sense of presence, virtual reality software not only makes it look real but feel as real as real-life experience. The tools and programs used to develop VR software is based on the level of immersion the tool provides, they are often categorized in terms of software development kits, also known as SDK’s. Software development kits could include:

  • Libraries

  • Samples

  • Process

  • Guides

  • Tutorial

  • Blueprints

The type of Software development kit used will determine the type of hardware that has to be used, not all software programs and hardware products are compatible and can work together. For example, OpenVR SDK is an open VR software development kit and API that supports HTC Vive and other VR headset-related devices, unlike the Oculus SDK which is considered the best software development kit for the Oculus Rift specifically.

Popular Questions & Answers

1.What are the three elements of virtual reality games?


The three main elements of virtual reality consist of real-time interaction, 3-Dimensional Space, and Self Projection.

2.What are the three primary categories of virtual reality simulation?


The 3 primary categories of vr simulations today include non-immersive, semi-immersive, and fully immersive simulations.

3.How has Virtual Reality changed gaming?


Virtual Reality gaming has enhanced user engagement, due to a player getting more involved within the game, being equipped with a number of tools such as, the headset and hand controllers that allow a player to be immersed into the VR experience. Compared to modern day engagement with a flatscreen TV & console.

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