Imagine you sit in a plane cockpit wearing a diving mask instead of your glasses, so everything is a bit blurry. Thats what vr is like
Lol that is about right.
My HMD is an HTC Vive, so a bit blurry and not as clear as the newer headsets, but the immersion is still the same. I’ve got a 3 monitor setup and TrackIR and unless I went down the route of a full instrument simpit, VR seemed the next logical step.
TrackIR is great but it is not natural and can be awkward looking up and down so I initially thought that is what the VR would address. Naively I never even considered that everything would be in 3D, so I was astounded when I first experienced this.
Everything is just there in front of you, you honestly believe that you can reach out and touch the yoke and cockpit panels. Looking over your shoulder and behind you is natural and great if you are dogfighting.
In the C152 you honestly feel as if you are squeezed up against the door on your left. I’ve experienced this in War Thunder in the Spitfire which is so narrow and in an F1 car in Assetto Corsa.
I’ve been looking to update my HMD so interested in the recommendations in this thread. I knew it needed replacing when playing IL-2 Flying Circus and could not work out which side the blobs were on until they attacked me
Just need to reconnect my Jetseat now for the full experience.