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Hardware PlayStation VR Review

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Dogbert666, 20 Oct 2016.

  1. Dogbert666

    Dogbert666 *Fewer Staff Administrator

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  2. Guinevere

    Guinevere Mega Mom

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    This review is missing the basics. Are the visuals generated by a base PS4 good enough? How is the display quality? How is the controller tracking compared to the vive / oculus touch? How is the head tracking?

    The review screams out 'Buy this!' without any indication as to why, other than the headset is comfortable.

    I thought this would all be on pages 2 and 3...
     
  3. spolsh

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    Sorry, Jakes too busy playing with his new toy to reply .... lol
     
  4. JakeTucker

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    Heh, I wish. So many other games to review this month means I've barely gone back to it after a pretty intense first few days.

    I didn't have a single problem with using a base PS4.

    Happy to answer any questions, I just had a specific word limit I had to hit (because it's october and budgets are stretched and I'm a freelancer.)
     
  5. Guinevere

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    Thanks Jake. I've heard that the head & controller tracking is 'okay' but not a patch on the top tier PC based systems - it would be good to read a comprehensive comparison.

    I'd also like to know more on why Sony are bringing out the pro and the benefits it will actually bring to existing / future titles. But I guess this is speculation at this time.
     
  6. Hustler

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    ..and in other news today apparently Nintendo have announced another gimmick laden underpowered console.

    Zzzz...Zzzz
     
  7. JakeTucker

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    The Pro, as I see it, is solely a 4k thing. Haven't noticed a single diff to the VR. VR is totally fine as is, I've heard a lot about tracking, and I suspect this is because the tracking via camera struggles under bright lights and with mirrors. A lot of studios and offices and places where this was tested are very brightly lit. in my house I haven't noticed any issue, not even the drift everyone else seems to mention.

    As it stands, right now, the PSVR works fine with whatever I threw at it, and the only real issues I had was with RIGS which made me sick as a dog. (Reviewed elsewhere, but won't link the review here.)
     
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    Does it work with COD or other such titles?
     
  9. Kalcifer

    Kalcifer It’s fun to do the impossible.

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    with no small amount of reader reception theory....
     
  11. Kalcifer

    Kalcifer It’s fun to do the impossible.

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    touché

    edit "touche"

    :)
     
  12. JakeTucker

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    Not sure on the choice supportive bias here, solely because i haven't recommended buying the PSVR over any other headset, it's just a very nice bit of kit.

    It's much more comfortable and better put together then any of the other headsets i've used, though. That's just solid opinion.
     
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    This is primarily why it won't gather enough traction to be more than a passing trend. The next barrier is the high price.
     
  14. ModSquid

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    Can this be used with a PC though, just for immersion, rather than "real" VR?
     
  15. GravitySmacked

    GravitySmacked Mostly Harmless

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    I've got one, enjoying it a lot in small bursts.
     
  16. JakeTucker

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    I've heard (but not tested) rumours that this can be used with anything that uses HDMI, because of the passthrough box. You won't get headtracking or any VR features, you'll just have the screen in front of you as it'd appear on a screen.
     
  17. FaIIen

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    why buy it when most of the VR games are railway shooters and mostly passive experiences ? Does it support blockbuster games ? Do the blockbuster games support it (not partially) ? that is the real question. The next question is where it stands in terms of graphics, resolution and headache issues. As it stands now (maybe I'm misinformed about that though) I feel like the whole VR industry is a damn gimmick, impressive but still an expensive *i might say* gimmick.

    these are the main questions/concerns coming from a casual pc gamer looking always for new experiences in gaming.
     
  18. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    You can use it officially for 'Cinema Mode' with any HDMI device, including a PC, and unofficially for full-screen side-by-side stereo 3D, which works in games (see this comment for hands-on experience).
     
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