Does anyone use the Meta Quest 2 for racing/driving games like Dirt Rally 2.0, Assetto Corsa and City Car Driving with a steering wheel/pedal/shifter set?
If so I would like to get your thoughts on the following:
- What is image quality like?
- Did you get motion sickness and if so does it go away?
- How annoying was not being able to see the steering wheel and shifter?
- Would you say the experience is worth the expense or do you prefer a monitor?
- Not a deal breaker but can Air Link be used on a Wifi AC network with 200Mbps bandwidth?
Yeah, I use the Quest 2 to for PC VR and racing, and some flying/space games. Have a Steering Wheel/Pedal for Racing (this is a generic PS4/PC capable set), and a T-Flight HOTAS (Xbox/PC version) for flying games.
To answer your questions with my own experience:
1. The racing sim I'm playing most right now is F1 22. In terms of image quality, I think it's pretty good. In the centre point of view, everything looks great. In fact I was very impressed. But, the edges of view (periphery) can get a bit blurry. As far as I know this is an option you can play around with in Oculus settings. But overall very good. Am Also playing Starwars: Squadrons, and the quality in that is perfect no matter the view point. This could be because it's a space sim, and so blur effect or textures are not as noticeable. But nonetheless it's done superbly.
2. Yes, and yes!
- Particularly in Starwars Squadrons, as your are flying in space, and can invert/roll/straif in nearly one movement. At first I tried to muddle through it, and after about 2 hours of playing that game, now nothing gives me motion sickness. Seriously, please try this game. It's still melting my mind
It also happens sometimes in racing sims, when turning a corner and looking to the opposite direction than the turn. But it's a little funny feeling that goes in a second, rather than full on motion sickness.
3. Yeah, this was slightly annoying for me initially. And mostly because of the generic wheel I have. Getting a decent wheel is key here, and preferably one that is made specifically for windows, otherwsie (like me) you have to remap the functions. Now, that's easy enough to do anyway, but it's then remembering the new layout, and switching between layouts for different games, gets REAL annoying.
4. Absolutely. IMO it's a great addition to PC gaming, albeit PC VR - but totally worth it. It opens up many more options in comparison the the games available for standalone on the Quest 2. What I would say here, is get yourself a long ( I got a 5m length cable) USB to USB C link cable. This gives a solid experience with PC VR games. You technically don't need the link cable, because you can also use Airlink via the headset. Most of the times it works well, but you really need to have a dual band router, and connect on 5g with the router relatively close. The Airlink introduces some latency as well, but as long as the connection is really good, then you don't necessarily feel it. You can also play your normal non VR games with the headset on, with a huge screen in front of your eyes. It's fun, but only a side-track really.
In the addition the Quest 2 is still one of the best VR Headsets.
5. It should be enough.
Edit: Some game recommendations:
Half Life Alyx - Superb, immersive, graphically very nice. Runs like a dream on even basic specs.
Elite Dangerous - Only getting into this now, it runs sweet. Looks like a lot of my time can be put into this game.
Starwars Squadrons - Just play it with a HOTAS and feel like Luke Skywalker in an X-Wing
F1 22 - This is just superb. Worth out laying on a wheel. This game prompted me to do that
BTW, what system are you planning on running it on?