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    Triple Screen or Oculus

    If you were planning for better game immersion (not just pCARS or race sims) in the next 12 months, would you look at a 4k triple screen setup or Oculus Rift?
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    Project Morpheus, actually.
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    I have had both and Oculus is far more immersive than triples, the only problem with Oculus is if you have button boxes, I compensated with an Xbox controller on my lap while using it.

    VR racing is unreal with a set of headphones on and the engine volume cranked up
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Claydon View Post
    I have had both and Oculus is far more immersive than triples, the only problem with Oculus is if you have button boxes, I compensated with an Xbox controller on my lap while using it.

    VR racing is unreal with a set of headphones on and the engine volume cranked up
    ^^^ what he said .

    I've not raced with triple screens (although my brother has them) but the level of immersion you get from the Oculus Rift is astonishing. I bought my DK2 last September and after getting used to it (it took a couple of weeks to adjust my driving style), I wouldn't go back to a single screen and I'm not sure I'd want to go to triple screens either.

    I was, just a few minutes ago, doing a couple of laps in the Formula B and I could have sworn I was out there on the track for real.

    I love those moments, when my brain is completely and utterly fooled .
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    Thanks for the replies. I was looking into both options, but the Rift seems so incredible, can't wait to try one out.
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    No question for me because I do graphics and photography work sitting in the same seat as I race in. and with 3-30" displays (2M wide), 8120x1600 (6K), 30" from my face I'm happy with my level of immersion.

    Also, my wife already hates having to stick her head in my door to get me up to do shit... if she came in with that thing on my head and I couldnt even look up at her and respond, she'd really bust my ass.
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    One thing worth noting is that the Oculus cannot compete on clarity with a normal monitor. Also, given the performance hit it adds, it's not a perfect solution for everybody. The devs are working on some aspects (things like shadows missing) but obviously they cannot fix the relatively low resolution of the Rift.

    But the immersion and feeling of 'depth' you get with it, those who say it's a 'game changer' are spot on.

    As a humorous aside, I have lost count of the number of times I've lifted my arm up to look at the time on my watch and wondered why I can't see it . I've also lost count of the number of times I've whacked the Rift on the steering wheel as I've leant forward to take a really close look at the cockpit details .
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    Another Oculus Rift convert here! That said I do have my little man cave in the attic so the wife never gets to see me wearing it
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    Quote Originally Posted by cluck View Post
    One thing worth noting is that the Oculus cannot compete on clarity with a normal monitor. Also, given the performance hit it adds, it's not a perfect solution for everybody. The devs are working on some aspects (things like shadows missing) but obviously they cannot fix the relatively low resolution of the Rift.
    Those are things I have considered, that's why I'm waiting a bit to see how the Oculus evolves and how games will accept it at a higher resolution with details turned up. I have not followed the development of Oculus, but it seems like a lot of people have one considering is a "Development Kit" and not sold as a consumer product. Looking forward to hearing more about future plans for Oculus and how long it will be before games/computers will be able to work together to get that required 75 FPS at high res/detail. I currently get 60 FSP on my 4k tv so I'm happy for now. But I'm still missing the immersion Cluck talks about in his post which is amusing and speaks volumes about the experience of being IN the game with Oculus.
    Last edited by Cuba; 11-09-2015 at 14:10.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Claydon View Post
    VR racing is unreal with a set of headphones on and the engine volume cranked up
    Wouldn't VR work better with a static 5.1 surround speaker system? Headphones (even 5.1 versions) move with your head, so as you turn your head to look over your shoulder, sounds from the rear of the car (and behind your head) would move to the virtual front of the car. Static speakers would give correct audio placement at all times.
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