VR can provide you with the most immersive virtual racing experience – we show you how to set it up.
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Let us get you started on the absolute trump card of digital racing: VR is what will get you closest to racing in real-life without actually doing so. However, the technology is still quite young, so it might take you a while to find your way through the maze of headsets and technical data. But that’s why we’re here! Watch our tutorial to gather all you need to know for your personal VR setup.
Choose your hard- and software
The essence of any VR setup is the headset, including your VR goggles and the audio output. For those, you can really go all-out! The highest quality version on the market would definitely be the Valve Index, providing players with the most immersive in-game experience in all regards. As to be expected, though, this gem has its prize and will strip VR enthusiasts of over $1,000. For $300 less, the HP Reverb G2 is a viable option for sim racers, as its biggest disadvantage is the controllers, which are not required for racing anyway.
In terms of software, VR racers are quite lucky that most renowned games support Virtual Reality technology. Titles like Assetto Corsa, Assetto Corsa Competizione, iRacing and Automobilista can all be enjoyed with VR gear. For optimal performance with each game, you should definitely check and adjust the individual in-game settings. Another way to significantly enhance the experience is to have a look at the VR settings in your game’s client, like Steam, for example. While that might seem complicated, our tutorial will guide you safely through all the different functions and tell you which boxes to check.
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