The VR Gaming Thread
2016 will undoubtedly be the Year VR becomes mainstream and thus people actually knowing that VR stands for Virtual Reality and not think its some sort of disease. I have been to many expos and talked to many people about VR and found only a few had tried it and a lot didn't even know what it was. For many they see the sky mask designed headset and see another gimmick that will add nothing to there everyday life. Its another toy that wont get used after the first time, it will collect dust. But once these people tried it they were instantly converted! They were believers, just like Mark Zuckerberg said I must own this after his first try of the oculus rift dk1.
For me this will and is the biggest thing to happen to gaming since....well, ever! The first time I played Elite Dangerous with the Oculus Rift DK2 it was for 16 hours straight. I didnt take the headset off my head. I was using the x55 Rhino Hotas Joystick and throttle and it gave me complete Immersion! Bening able to look out the back of my cockpit to locate an enemy was life like.
I cant wait to see all the games come out this year and to finally have a consumer product to use. I hope plug and play is improved dramatically even though Nvidia and AMD have been trying hard from their end.
So please feel free to share any VR gaming info, help, thoughts, opinions etcs. And hopefully we can have a little community here to help each other and share our VR gaming experiences.
Oculus Rift - PreOrder Jan 6th 8am PST - Release Date: 1st Quarter 2016
Oculus Touch Controllers - Available 2nd Half 2016! Touch Controllers Delayed!! (Click to show)
HTC Vive - Sometime April 2016
3rd Party Controllers
Sixence Stem - Realease TBA?
Virtuix Omni - Pre-Orders being posted now!
Racing wheels & Joysticks
This racing wheel is plug and play with Project cars and Oculus Rift DK2. Only issue I had was sometimes your view can be a little far back or too high. But with some Oculus IR camera adjustments and in game settings tweaks your fine.
x55 Rhino Joystick/Flightstick
My favourite experience that is available now is pairing the x55 Rhino Joystick and throttle with the Oculus Rift and Elite Dangerous. If you position your joystick in real world similar to in game world you will get a real sense of immersion. Its uncanny! I love looking at the holographic heads up displays like maps etc. You really do feel like your in a modern space craft.
Edited by hatlesschimp - 7/9/16 at 12:43am