We are testing the VR technology mostly in gaming. When everything related to gaming will be cleared we will start to use it in other fields.
When problems of VR in gaming will be solved, technology like Metaverse will go up because many problems are the same. After testing it, different problems and their solutions will be cleared as; what type of things in the virtual world will help attract more users?
It means we need to focus more on VR games. But how hard is it to develop a VR game? Making a VR game is a tough task. It is tough than a regular 2D game.
There are many reasons behind it. Creating a virtual environment by connecting its point is not an easy task. Users always do not like simple games. They need a decorative environment that can entertain them.
The creation of these games is tough because every point f the game is checked multiple times. When dots are connected, a 3D environment is made.
Connecting the dots, according to the real world is a hard task. But, the more hard thing is when we make a small part of the game, and wear the headsets hundreds of times to check its functionality.
When you test and improve different things, it is time for user testing. When different people will give suggestions, you have to apply those suggestions in the work. These things make the work harder.
The company needs to develop the hardware system according to it, or you have to make the game according to the hardware so that it can pick every instruction fast. For this, every move should be checked randomly, and random checks are not as easy as you think.
When you are making a normal video game, everything remains in front of you. When you add moves or change the environment it is shown to you in a new tab.
But VR scenes are different, after writing a line or doing some change you have to verify and correct it because if you keep on writing, in the end, you can face serious problems.
To prevent these problems, you need to wear and remove VR headsets after an interval of making code. Maintaining voice, picture quality, creating different animations, giving colors to the environment, and many other things are included.
Let’s discuss the things in detail.
How hard is it to develop a VR game?
The difficulty of development increases many times when a company is big, and it always wants to provide a broad environment to the users. It takes a lot of time and testing. These types of companies always provide high-power hardware systems to the users.
So, if the hardware is impressive and you are providing very low-quality games to the company, things will not look good.
If this type of hardware is present, you need to develop different levels, a very broad environment same as we see in regular gaming.
Different characters that perform different work should be used in this type of game; when we play a game like GTA, we see different people running on the road, and performing their tasks, but when we hit them, they respond.
We have police, gangsters, shopkeepers, normal people, and many other characters in the games. We have to engage a user by providing many missions.
But when we create these types of things in VR, things get many times more difficult. The issue is if we cannot give a much broader environment or different levels that increase the interests of users they will not pay a large amount for it.
They need entertainment. The testing process and fixing things is going to take a large time. All these things make VR development difficult. It takes more time compared to regular games.
You will also require a team to build high-quality VR games. You need to focus on graphics during the working of the game because the game may not present the things that are expected during the creation process.
Every minute is invested with complete focus. In the creation of VR gaming, a large investment with a large time is required. Companies invest money to buy and create resources for this type of gaming.
Can I develop a VR experience solo?
Yes, we can make virtual reality games or anything related to it solo. Nowadays, game engines provide us with all resources to make a VR game.
But, making a VR experience can make much the time, and you will upgrade slowly. You will need more resources because VR needs huge power with good supporting personal computers.
Of course, you will make errors because all the things that will be managed by you include graphics, sounds, environment, and programming.
The team will make work easier because graphics will be managed by one person, and programming-related tasks will be managed by other people.
So, you can focus on your one task to get better results. When people are high in number, the speed of the work completed. So, the people prefer teamwork. In a team, you get all professional at a place, and the chances of mistakes decrease.
When you will do it solo, you will make mistakes, improve them, try again, and the cycle will continue on every new stage.
So, why not focus on the things that you like the most and have experienced? But, you can a great job as a solo developer. From specific environments to big environments and good quality games can take your career up in coming years when this technology will become trending.
I hope you are getting the point. If you have any questions related to it, comment below.