Best VR headsets in 2023: Meta Quest 2, PlayStation VR, and more gaming virtual reality sets | Pro IQRA News

Best VR headsets in 2023: Meta Quest 2, PlayStation VR, and more gaming virtual reality sets

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Virtual reality has hit the mainstream, thanks in large part to Facebook’s parent company, Meta, and its push to make the so-called Metaverse a thing.

But even if the thought of living inside Zuckerberg’s simulated reality makes you chill, the world of virtual reality headsets goes far beyond the crowded corporate world of virtual Zoom meetings with disembodied colleagues.

Virtual reality has its roots in gaming and entertainment. HTC Vive, Valve Index, and Meta Quest Pro are all geared towards PC gaming as well as enterprise-grade use. Meanwhile, Sony has the new PlayStation VR2, which are gaming headset accessories designed solely for use with the PlayStation 5.

But the Meta Quest 2 is still the most accessible and affordable virtual reality headset out there. Setting it up doesn’t require any specialized knowledge, so anyone can boot it up and start playing right away, and you don’t have to plug it into an expensive gaming PC to try it out.

We took this level of basic accessibility into account when rounding up our pick of the best virtual reality headsets you can buy, but what the Meta Quest 2 gains in simplicity, it loses in performance and fidelity. If you have a decent PC and a bigger budget, there are better, more powerful VR headsets out there.

How we tested

We’ve tested these VR headsets in our homes (and they’re smaller than our offices, which isn’t surprising), so, among other things, these headsets are rated on how comfortable they are to use in confined spaces. With the exception of the standalone Meta Quest 2, we tested each headset while attached to a gaming PC running on a 12th Gen Intel CPU and an RTX 3080 graphics card.

We used SteamVR as our main gaming platform, and tested games like Job simulatorAnd Superhot VRAnd Keep talking and nobody explodesAnd Half-life: Alex. PS VR2 tested with PlayStation 5 console with The horizon call from the mountainAnd Resident Evil Village and more.

The best VR headsets for 2023 are: