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Do you think VR makes you faster in racing games ?

Discussion in 'Ready, set, go - Start your engines' started by PIM1, Mar 21, 2017.

  1. born2bslow

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    I backed the Pimax 8K on Kickstarter, had it for about a week but there was a problem with tracking. I did use it and FOV and resolution are a big step up from my Rift...the replacement arrives on Monday. I simply can't go back to flat monitor racing and ED now...it just feels horrible.

    VR definitely made me faster, I can place the car far more accurately, spot and hit the apex more easily, it just feels more natural. Just need a motion simulator now, I think I'm in the right place.
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    From my point of view it makes the game more entertaining, in terms of being quick I think it's not
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    100% made me faster, lap times prove it. Also love being in the cockpit of cars I’ve never driven and just looking around and enjoying the different dashboards, and tachs. You don’t get any sense of appreciation for these kinds of details outside vr, you’re just playing a game on a pancake, but you’re in the game with vr.
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    I just think that I am not faster, it will be the lack of habit, as you say the times show, in terms of immersion in the game is spectacular
  5. MarcoMade

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    actually with the VR dive, I improved lap times by at least 1-2 seconds and improved the realism of the race, thanks also to the hydraulic brake that without vr I didn't always find the right braking point
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    Didn’t make me faster. Nothing could I don’t think. Always be average driver.
    But I don’t care, could never go back to monitors.
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  7. Ming2he

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    The reason it can make you faster is that when there is no VR, you can't judge when to brake, when to accelerate, simply speaking, no VR is no longer driving.
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    reaction and automatism will be different in VR so i don't think you can compare cause it will depends of the person sensation who drive the car.
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    Faster, more alert, more involved, and also gives you a lead foot when you leave the simulator :D
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    definitely faster due to (I think) the immersion which seems to encourage quicker reactions