As someone who mostly uses VR currently (with a Vive) for playing Elite: Dangerous, I just wanted to get a gut-check on something that’s come up in this thread:
When people are writing about text in E: D on the 8K vs. the 5K+ being “readable”, that seems to carry the implication that one or the other is on the cusp of being unreadable. This worries me, because I find very little text unreadable on the standard Vive (and leaning in a bit fixes those few cases) and nothing unreadable on the Vive Pro.
So if text in Elite: Dangerous is “unreadable” on either new Pimax headset, then that’s an enormous red flag for me.
On the other hand, if those of you who have been using this wording just mean that in your opinion one or the other is more readable (whether that refers to comfort, clarity, aesthetics, or whatever) than the other—that would be a relief.
So my questions to those of you discussing readability of text in Elite: Dangerous:
- Which do you mean, “readability vs. unreadability” or “better readability vs. okay readability”?
- Have you tried a Vive Pro, and if so, do you consider either the 8K or 5K+'s readability worse than the Vive Pro?
I did try Elite: Dangerous on both models at the meetup, and found cockpit text much more readable than even the Vive Pro on both models, but I didn’t have the time to look at every sort of text in the game (and the newest update last week has added several new game modes with new styles and sizes of text, anyway).
Thanks for the clarifications.