Move over Oculus Rift? Sony’s PlayStation VR is lining up to be this year’s piece of killer tech, and it has Oculus in its sights...
We’ve embraced virtual reality hardware for a while now, and the poster child of this VR revolution was Oculus Rift. As great as it is, Sony’s headgear is by far the most likely to make its way to your lounge room, and we’ve tested it extensively, previewing the hottest games – including a Batman adventure (though you’ll have to bring your own rocks-in-whisky voice) – that you can read about from page 32. On the other side of the console divide we’ve taken a look at what Microsoft is doing with two new consoles; the sleek Xbox One S and the curious Project Scorpio.
While PlayStation’s virtual reality is the most accessible, there’s a lot to be said about the most immersive. Enter, the HTC Vive, a roomswallowing setup that demands heavy-duty hardware to reap benefits. Its sheer presence matches its incredible capability, as we found out in the T3 labs (well, our writer’s apartment) on page 46.
Coming in sideways to all of this is Microsoft HoloLens, an augmented reality (rather than virtual reality) device that blends your actual surroundings with graphics. ‘Incomparable’ is the best way to describe it, so you’d better whisk yourself off to page 8 to find out more.
From escaping reality virtually to escaping it physically, we’ve also put together two features about how to maximise your youry holidays with the best long-haul travel gear (page 20) and top tech to take on your time away (page 57). With all of that on offer, I reckon I’m ready for a break myself. Enjoy the issue. Paul Taylor, Editor email@example.com