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Do you own a VR Headset?

Yes, Playstation VR. 16 41.03%
 
Yes, an Oculus device . 2 5.13%
 
Yes, Ninendo Labo. 0 0%
 
Yes, Other device (Samsung, HTC etc). 1 2.56%
 
No but I intend to buy one. 3 7.69%
 
Not interested in VR. 17 43.59%
 
Total:39

I think every first person game should be VR compatible in the future.



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Virtual Boy, yo!

I think technology needs to go beyond the headset before it will go mainstream. Maybe when Elon Musk or some other tech geeks get the “direct-to-brain” implants going.



I have PSVR that I'm not using because of small child in the house messing with cables and stuff.
I do like the experience on it whenever I can play.
Will buy PSVR2 on launch if it is a big step up or will wait for price drop if doesn't change much the quality of the image.



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Azzanation: "PS5 wouldn't sold out at launch without scalpers."

Questions for you Lawnmower men.

- Do you use it outside of gaming? Would you choose to watch a movie in VR with a 200" screen over a 42" 4K pancake TV?
- Many of you seem eager to upgrade to PSVR2. Why? Is it for the visuals or hand tracking or controllers? If Sony didn't release a new headset would you be happy to use your current VR with PS5?



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Don't Play Stationary 4 ever. Switch!

PSVR + Oculus Rift, which I both use frequently.

Also a shitty Google Cardboard based abomination.



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Pyro as Bill said:
Questions for you Lawnmower men.

- Do you use it outside of gaming? Would you choose to watch a movie in VR with a 200" screen over a 42" 4K pancake TV?
- Many of you seem eager to upgrade to PSVR2. Why? Is it for the visuals or hand tracking or controllers? If Sony didn't release a new headset would you be happy to use your current VR with PS5?

Not sure what you mean with lawnmower men...

I have used it outside gaming, to watch a movie, 3D movie, porn, and play some pancake games for better immersion on a 200" screen. However I prefer hanging on the couch with a drink and snacks while watching something.

PSVR2 for better resolution and better controllers. Using PSVR on ps5 will be a huge upgrade already. PSVR's resolution can be better utilized with super sampling and higher base frame rates. Some games are much clearer on PSVR than others. Astrobot vs Drive club is a night and day difference. A more powerful console will have less trouble rendering games not made for VR in VR.

Perhaps PSVR2 will also have wider FOV, fit better over my glasses, less weight, more comfortable. Not that PSVR is bad, but why stick to a 42" LCD when there are 65" OLEDS.



SvennoJ said:
Pyro as Bill said:
Questions for you Lawnmower men.


Not sure what you mean with lawnmower men...

You don't know the cult movie?


View on YouTube



Got PSVR with my PS 4 pro.

Out of all that has happened this gen with gaming, my time playing a hand full of games in VR has had the biggest most memorable impact.



Conina said:
SvennoJ said:

Not sure what you mean with lawnmower men...

You don't know the cult movie?


View on YouTube

A sci-fi movie I missed in the 90s, that's amazing! Although some of it looks familiar, perhaps I had a bit too much of various substances while watching it :) Those 90's movie graphics haha.



I own PSVR with PS4 Pro, and Samsung Gear VR (which is damn near as good as PSVR for some things). I've also extensively used Rift since Dev Kit 2, and I've played with Vive a bit.

I do not play in VR much. Frankly, I find 98% of the games to be little more than tech demos. They're fun to play with a time or two, but that's it. A big exception would be Astrobot, and though I've never played it, I believe Beat Saber is also a game I'd come back to.

The best experience I've ever had in VR was watching a live boxing match on my Gear VR headset. That really made me realize the potential that VR has for viewing live events, especially sports. Unfortunately, resolutions are currently too low, and the screen door effect too great (even on the better equipment) to watch most sports. Boxing works (as would MMA or Pro Wrestling), because it takes place in a small area. Basketball is pretty good too. Probably in one more screen improvement generation, watching basketball will be great. But, things like baseball, golf, or soccer, where one needs to be able to follow a small ball that may be hundreds of feet from the camera, just aren't even close to being viewable in VR as anything more than a proof-of-concept.

Anyway, I love VR in theory. In practice, I've found most of the software to be underwhelming. But, there's enough awesome stuff to keep me interested. I think we probably are at a point where VR is here to stay. I've been waiting for this since Sega was talking about it in the early 90s. So, this is a really interesting time to be a gamer, IMO.