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price: ~$350 (edit: lol make that ~$1100 AUD with shipping)
release date: Q1 2016
res: 2160 x 1200 (1080 x 1200 per eye) @ 90Hz
hardware: i5-4590, GTX 970 / AMD 290, HDMI 1.3 output, 3x USB 3.0 ports + 1x USB 2.0 port
price: $1110 AUD (without shipping)
release date: april, 2016
res: dev version has 2160 x 1200 (1080 x 1200 per eye) @ 90Hz
http://www.pcgamesn.com/htc-vive-vr-hea ... eakthrough
"At the Vive Unbound developers forum in Beijing, CEO Cher Wang revealed that Valve and her team made "a very, very big technological breakthrough" with the headset."
release date: ~2016
res: 1920 x 1080 (960 x 1080 per eye) @ 120Hz
"Even though PlayStation VR is pretty similar to the Oculus Rift, it's by no means the same. For one thing, it's a shiny white headset with glowing blue LEDs and a Tron-like vibe."
release date: tba
res: dual 5.5" quad hd panel @ 5120x1440 (32:9 ratio)
"The StarVR headset is the truly immersive VR Headset with its unique 210 degrees horizontal field of view, covering more than 75% of the entire human vision."
It will be maintained by enthusiasts and simluator fanboys for awhile in the background but if any of them take off, it better be the vive, the facebook rift and its exclusivity can fuck right off and die.I can't wait to watch this industry go nowhere
on the plus side these things actually make SLI worthwhile; widest support of AFR with none of the higher frame times, basically the dream, one gpu per eye
i kind of like how he can dim the office lights in this one
But more seriously: I'm assuming you need some decent grunt to get these things running worthwhile. So I'm thinking maybe 2x mid tier GPUs - or one top tier. In AUD, that's gonna run you 500~. How much will those VR sets cost in AUD? Probably something ridiculous, feeling like 700 might be a conservative number. So that's over a grand for a fancy special ed helmet, hmmm
While I think the game is skin deep and several km wide, I've looked at his set-up. You can seriously get lost in a different world for a long time. Very well integrated and the immersion is unlike anything I've seen. Doesn't matter if its really just space-trucks, it sucks you in like crazy.
Are they all running a common API? I'm foreseeing an exclusivity problemif I buy any of them it'll probably be the sony vr tbh. All I'll need to pickup is the headset and camera and VR frisby golf with the move controller would be the shit.
I tried the Vive there and I've played the oculus a few times. Vive screen resolution seems similar to oculus but just seems 1000x better for tracking and comfort.
I know 100% that i'm looking at pixels when i'm using VR, but my stomach still lurches when I'm dropping to earth on a digital rollercoaster. There's something about it that makes it so different to anything else... is it a fad though? Possibly as I cant imagine using it more than 30mins at a time.
$649 for the unit
the currency changed before i realised
still a fair bit more than the ~$350 rumours
https://www.oculus.com/en-us/blog/oculu ... -march-28/