Interesting that the majority of the comments about what the headsets "Must Have" are from people without a Vive or Rift. I've had a Rift going on a year now and think it's a great piece of tech. I game (mostly FPS ) on PC and PS4 on a 75" 4k TV and don't plan to change that anytime soon, but the Rift is great for completely immersing you in an environment that simply cant be matched by a TV, no matter how large. It's within that niche that VR is unmatched.
As per some of the comments/complaints from prior posters above (Please note, I'm talking about Rift/Oculus setups as mobile VR is really hit or miss at this point):
Yes, we're nowhere near 4k quality yet, but to be fair it's not an issue when playing a well developed game like Project Cars or Robo Recall. This argument reminds me of the folks who complain that Nintendo's consoles are behind the curve power-wise compared to Sony and M$. Yep, but dos it matter when you're playing the latest Zelda or Mariokart? Exactly. Someone mentioned the graphics were "piss poor"-compared to what exactly? What were you playing? How powerful is your rig?
Seriously? Eve Valkyrie, The Climb, Arizona Sunshine, Robo Recall, Adrift and this week, Lone Echo are but some of the standouts for VR. That's not counting games like DCS World, Dirt Rally, Project Cars 2 and others that seem tailor-made for an immersive experience like VR. If you can't find a game you like in VR, particularly for Rift or Vive, you got problems. VR is not a replacement for traditional gaming, it's more like a supplement.
Ok, this can be a PITA occasionally, but again, once you start playing, not really noticeable. In any case, just buy some extension cables for HDMI/USB and you're set. Another issue with wireless is power. Until you can integrate a power solution into a back pocket or on the device itself without adding significant weight or only adding 30 mins of game time then wired it is.
It needs to be cheaper? Really? Oculus is currently $399 WITH the controllers and free games. Not sure how much cheaper you want it to be...
If it sounds like I'm a bit of a Fanboi, yeah I am, and I'm not ashamed to say it. I'm a fanboi of gaming overall and think VR is an additional way to get my game on. Look, everyone is entitled to his/her opinion, but it just annoys me that a lot of the people making comments base their opinions/judgments on a 10 minute demo and generally don't know ish from shinola.
Sony XBR75940E/ Marantz SR7012/Apple TV 4k/PS4 Pro/PC RTX 2080Ti (SLI)/Harmony Ultimate
Last edited by khackshaw; 07-18-2017 at 11:36 AM.