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Concerned Citizen
Jul 22, 2007


Ramrod XTreme

in my humble opinion derek smart is a very sad individual, and his war with star citizen is just an extension of his desperate desire for any kind of attention he can get

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Concerned Citizen
Jul 22, 2007


Ramrod XTreme

Ap0calyps3 posted:

Do you have any facts to back that up? So in 2020 there is no way this game will run with VR when it is released?
I haven't played SC, so I only can speculate based on some older videos I've seen.

If you've used VR, you know that it's very different from monitor-based gaming. Great VR games are built from the ground-up to use it, you can't just hack it in. If you don't, you risk giving the user bad motion sickness and a poor experience. You also have to have VR-specific UIs or many menus/etc will be unreadable.

That said, space flying games are an excellent use of VR. That's because your real life movements tend to be similar to your in-game movements. You're sitting in a chair in real life, possibly using a joystick - just like the game. You can get very close to 1:1 between what the user is doing and what is happening on the screen, which makes it a great experience. But they've thrown in some much other stuff for non-VR that might cause issues. They may have to re-work the animations (maybe they can just go into 3rd person? That doesn't tend to cause motion sickness, in contrast to stomach-destroying forced first person movement - at least in my experience!). Regardless, the flying portion of VR should be relatively inexpensive to implement compared to most of the other things they've put into this game.

But no one has come up with a good way to do FPS in VR. Perhaps future VR models will eliminate motion sickness (unlikely, I'd imagine), or they can re-work the game enough to accommodate it, but right now it would probably be terrible.

Still, it's not like it's impossible to put in VR at some point in the future. But the game was definitely not built with it in mind.

Concerned Citizen fucked around with this message at 05:16 on Jan 3, 2016

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