March 5, 2018 12:04am
Hello Im graphic design student and I want to create VR game for my bachelor work. But im using macbook pro is it possible to create game using mac and what headset I need to buy?
A Macbook Pro probably won't be enough to power the VR headset, assuming we're talking about the HTC Vive or the Oculus Rift. You can test to see if you can run it with this: https://www.roadtovr.com/how-to-tell-pc-virtual-reality-vr-oculus-rift-htc-vive-steam-vr-compatibility-tool/
Steam VR was supposedly updated to support OSX in the latests version so it may be possible to develop using a Mac although I don't know for sure. As far as headsets go I would recommend getting the Vive. If your MBP isn't enough you could also look into buying an external GPU with a case: https://www.gamingscan.com/best-external-graphics-card/
Go for the razerblade pro laptop, It comes with an Overclocked 7th Gen Intel Core i7 Quad-Core Processor, and it provides high-fidelity support for simultaneous 4K or 360-degree streaming videos on more displays.
Do some research into the requirements a game needs to run in VR if you haven't already. It's really demanding on the hardware, something like 90 frames per second per eye, so your hardware needs to be pretty beefy.
I also second the Vive as a dev tool. To be able to walk around and control things in 3D space is awesome.
While it is technically possible to run VR on a Mac – take a look at this gamer’s 2014 iMac-based VR setup on YouTube – it’s long-winded for most users. But while it’s difficult to run VR on a Mac at the moment with a lack of support from VR devs and Apple alike, that’s likely to change in the near future.
I would recommend you to go for this Dell Inspiron 7000 with 7th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-7300HQ Quad Core (6MB Cache, up to 3.5 GHz)