It's late 2017, almost 2018 and a week ago I tried Oculus Rift for the first time.
I really want to buy myself one but I have seen HTC Vive on internet and it sad it's a bit better for room scale are there any more big differences between HTC Vive and Oculus Rift?
I don't have a lot of room. Will oculus do me fine for sitting, standing gaming?
I am scared to buy any of VR headseats beacause in 2018 will there be better headseats?
Thank you for help
, also sorry if I made English mistakes not my native language.
also. my pc is ready
There's always something around the corner. Whether it's a better line of CPUs, GFX card, monitor or VR headsets the next big thing is about to be released or is in development. I've loved gaming ever since Pong and before that. I've watched the graphics grow from boxy 1D objects up to what we have today. I even remember the Virtual Boy and I may have owned one too. I have been doing my own research and have settled on the Vive which will have 16GB of RAM, a 4690K(possibly OC'd) and a 1080 behind it. My decision was made over the course of months. For your needs the Rift does fit.
I think that the Vive's headset has more adjustments that can be made. You are stuck with what the Rift offers. Do we all have the same width between our eyes? Do some of us wear glasses? The IPD and the distance of the lenses from the headset to the user's eyes can also be adjusted.
The field of view seems to be slightly better on the Vive's side even though a 110-degree FOV is touted by both. There are also simple mods that can be performed on the Vive to widen the horizontal and vertical FOVs. What if I want a quick glimpse of the real? world. The Vive has a camera view accessible from within the Vive. The Oculus lacks that. For another $80 you can buy one. Augmented reality will grow from where it's at.
I do recommend any kind of protection you can buy for your controller. A simple silicone wrap is enough for some. The Vive has what amounts to a cage for their wand heads?, in addition to a wrap for the "handle" which doesn't interfere with the tracking. There are covers for the headset, both reusable and disposable that should also be used. Can a headset be destroyed with sweat? Yes it can be. Just to be clear, these accessories are sold separately.
I do recommend the Vive but the Rift will work for you.
Be aware of the sun m'kay? Should your play area ever be in direct sunlight make sure the lenses NEVER face it. Remember the magnifying glass and the poor defenseless ants on the anthill? The lenses in the headset replicate that scenario but the victim is thee headset's internals. In short, don't allow direct sunlight into the Vive or the Rift.