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Old 20-03-19, 04:08 PM
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Oculus Reveals their New Rift S VR Headset

More pixels, a comfort-oriented design and reduced "screen-door" effect.



Read more about the Oculus Rift S VR headset.

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Old 20-03-19, 04:28 PM
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This looks like a very nice step up from the original Oculus Rift. I still don't think I'll be getting VR any time soon but this does make me feel a bit more excited about the prospect of owning a headset one day.

For me I think I'd get more benefit from upgrading from a 28" 2160p panel to a 34" 1440p Ultra-Wide panel before going for VR. The only game I can imagine myself playing with VR right now is Elite Dangerous, which would be mind blowing, but it's still a massive investment for one game.
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Old 20-03-19, 04:42 PM
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Yeah a step in the right direction, I guess with async time warp and similar techniques and all the render path latency improvements nowadays that 10Hz doesn't make much difference, and maybe making it 10% easier to get a locked max framerate was more worthwhile. I've never actually used VR headsets for gaming outside of weird academic experiments I used to agree to for some beer money at uni but now I at least know it doesn't make me sick(Even when it seemed the weird stuff being thrown at my vision based on my biometrics in some of those weird "games" these academics would make was specifically designed to do so) and given most of my gaming is driving/flight simulator kinda games I think it'd be my next upgrade before a new monitor, though I'd need a new GPU with it/first so that's on the back burner for abit.
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Old 20-03-19, 04:59 PM
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For me I think I'd get more benefit from upgrading from a 28" 2160p panel to a 34" 1440p Ultra-Wide panel before going for VR. The only game I can imagine myself playing with VR right now is Elite Dangerous, which would be mind blowing, but it's still a massive investment for one game.
I made that very same upgrade / side-grade, but I went 35" curved (AOC). Well worth it. I have a Rift, but I never use the thing. I always told myself I would once I mastered Elite Dangerous controls and could fly blind, but I got sick of ED before that happened, LOL!

Big screen is a better path for sure. VR is great for the odd niche title, if you have the cash and the system. But for everyday gaming it's not there yet, and I doubt it ever will be. VR is one of those things that could be niche forever.
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This might be something I look at, at some point after I sell my current rift as I have no space for it because of the sensors.

This would also probably get me back in to playing Elite.
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Reduction on SDE is the biggest feature for me on any VR. The company that eliminates that will have the best visual regardless of resolution.
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