Mordecai Walfish wrote on Mar 11, 2019, 07:02:
I've had a 3D vision monitor for 6 years now and never used it once for that, but after reading this thread am torn between buying the glasses or just putting that money towards a vr headset in the future, if that can do 3d vision just as well. Wish the glasses weren't so expensive, and theyre probably just going to go up in price now with the feature being discontinued and glasses/monitors not being made anymore. vr is maybe the more appealing option of the two because it doesnt need the combination of a monitor that supports it and goggles, just the headset has it all, and newly made ones can likely easily support what the current ones are doing with the 3d vision compatibility stuff.
Just to play devil's advocate, there are advantages to a monitor over an HMD. Those in favor of the former would cite higher resolutions and better refresh rates over an HMD. There are also some games that aren't playable in SBS mode, meaning you can't play them in 3D on an HMD. Finally, it takes a lot of processing power to run SBS 3D on a virtual screen--so depending on the game, better frame rates playing 3D games on a traditional monitor versus an HMD.
Personally, I'm happy I went the VR route, because although all of the above points are true, VR brings other benefits to the table (one I didn't expect was the number of boxing/exercise games I'd actually get into--you can get a semi-decent workout playing some of these games.) And even just for 3D gaming, when I'm in a room looking at my monitor, I'm in a room looking at my monitor. It just isn't as immersive as having the screen floating in a black void right in front of you.
But yeah, pluses and minuses either way. Also, we haven't seen what gen two VR headsets are going to be like, but they're on their way, so if I hadn't bought one yet, I would definitely wait to see what's around the corner.