Community The MetaVerse VR thread (hardware/software/etc, all platforms)

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So I am getting a tax refund in the next month and I am very tempted to grab a VR unit. I will have about £500 to spend which is firmly in the Quest 2 price range. Although that means dealing with FB. Something I am not overly keen on.

Before I jump in I was just wondering is it easy to play steam games on this? ie can I just tether this to my PC and use it as a generic VR headset. Also is the Quest version of Beat Saber modable? I remember seeing some discussion of modders not wanting to touch that version due to FB being involved.

Or would it be advisable to see what Valve do with the rumoured Deckard?
 
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I'd wait for next year's Quest 3 and competitors at this point. Also see if Pico sells where you're at.

Whether wired or wireless, Quest should be plug and play with most Steam/Viveport/PC VR games (but still require the Oculus app and logging in etc.).

If the next models all come with eye tracking like Pro and still have a modest price that's going to be a big upgrade and if not you can always get a current model cheaper later on. You'll also get to see if they utilize the same or different/new controllers which will mean at some point it will be hard to replace the Quest 2's if anything goes wrong, just like Rift and Quest used different and being discontinued it's a mess if you have issues (but Rift's were the sturdiest of all). Although Quest 2 supports the Pro controllers for those willing they are expensive with all the self tracking stuff they have in so it's not optimal if on a budget.

You don't need a FB account any more (but whether it's called Oculus or Meta or whatever it's the same company of course so it's all the same, I'm just saying).
 
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Or would it be advisable to see what Valve do with the rumoured Deckard?
honestly - i'd wait for this, even just to see what they have in store

with all the rumour floating around for the better part of this year, i can't imagine it's that far off from an announcement now
 
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I'll post more timely/thoroughly after the 13th/15th of the month. Lol @ the Vive XR Elite euro-price. 1449. I was about to make a thread for it but screw that. For that price it should come with eye tracking and a second XR Elite for a friend, this is between a Quest 2 and a Pro and the cost reflects that decently I suppose.
 
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The best VR PVP multiplayer game that's not (just) an FPS is shutting down after July! I can't believe it, what a waste of potential. They never even put Echo Combat in the Quest version. This is why games need player-ran servers as in the '90s, so fans may keep the good ones up forever. I don't know if I hope their next project is Echo VR 2 so they want folks to migrate. I'd prefer something more creative but the amazing locomotion method they devised for their games should not be lost with their relevancy. Maybe a sequel to Lone Echo and Echo VR + more..? VR Orange Box!

More bad Meta news as Quest (1) owners will be locked out of playing Onward, which unlike Echo VR was not a free to play game (though I did buy the Combat DLC), until they buy a newer device. Apparently they don't wish to allow them a final functional version without crossplay or send out refunds out of policy. With rumours saying Quest 3 will be 2.5x as powerful as 2, could Meta choose any cut off time before forcing an upgrade for any game? Quest launched in 2019. Do still online console games often drop old systems? I'm mostly aware of monthly fee MMO type games doing it. The Quest launched in 2019. On 2006's Wii the Dragon Quest X (Japan) MMO is no longer playable yet the game lives on other platforms. It has a monthly fee so you stop paying. Wii Activision games like Call of Duty still work in single player (which Onward normally also offers, not as a campaign but beyond conventional bots). The servers only shut down in 2020!
 
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