Yeah, i know there are alot of track pad fan boys out there and i appreciate that. I was watching the VR Roundtable discussion last week with Nathie. And i think it was that rowdy guy who was asked what he thought about the trackpad vs joystick debate and he wa pro trackpad. His main argument was that it was amazing to use menus with.
I was like uh... ok.. video games have been around for 40+ years how did we ever manage with out a track pad to navigate menus?
you got to have more reason than that to say your prefer track pad over joystick.
Have you noticed that originally game input devices all looked different, but today they dualshock 4 vs the xbox one are basically identical?
even sony eventually with the DS4 came around to analog triggers because they caved and realized that maybe sega was right about that with the dream cast all along.
controllers have ended up the way they have over 40 years of iteration. You cant just get rid of joysticks and buttons,, they are simply the best way to interact with a controller.
I personally think hand tracking is going to the future of vr but you will always need to compliement that with a physical object in your hand.
I dont understand why i cant just play a game like elite or project cars with my hotas or steering wheel but take my hand off the wheel and flip a virtual switch in a cockpit to retract my landing gear
best of both worlds how immersive would that be?