I recently bought another sensor for what I thought was going to be an amazing roomscale experience.
However I'm here to say I wish I never would have bothered buying the 3rd sensor and here's why:
I spent dozens of hours trying to get the right setup so that I'd have a legitimate 360 experience with 3 sensors that has no tracking loss. Ultimately this is proving to be impossible as no matter how I arrange the sensors the touch controllers seem to lose a slight bit of tracking in one of the facing directions. This is especially noticeable when you play a game like lone echo where it often asks you to do small/precise gestures like swiping your wrist to get your objectives open. 90% of the time it's great but if you're facing that one deadspot direction you're probably going to get some loss.
After all of that time getting completely frustrated that I just cannot get a smooth experience I realized that I had more fun when I just didn't turn around.
Every vr game has an option to turn manually via the analog stick.
I found myself actually becoming apprehensive that I would lose tracking while turning around and focusing more on that then on actually playing the game.
It actually ruined my enjoyment with Lone Echo because it's such an immersive experience... until your hand starts drifting away from your body or the screen starts shaking because the hand you're using to grab onto something has lost tracking slightly. I'd just turn the game off in frustration at yet another failed attempt to setup a smooth experience.
Then you have the other immersion breakers like approaching the boundaries of your play area or getting tangled up in your rift cable.
All of that just makes me want to ditch roomscale all together.
I might have a different tune if I could get reliable 100% tracking in every direction but that doesn't seem possible and buying a 4th sensor seems to do very little from peoples reports.
I understand that the roomscale tracking is 'good enough'. It is good enough from a gameplay standpoint. I've never lost a echo arena game because of tracking and I am often facing every which way while playing that.
However; from an immersion perspective it leaves a lot to be desired. I can't just wonder about my play area without worrying about sensor loss. I always have to be
cognisant of which way I'm facing and where I am in the room so that I can stay in the golden zones/directions. it's more hassle than it's worth having to worry about that when I could just stand still and have a perfectly smooth experience without ever seeing any boundries or dealing with cords or tracking loss.
Other thoughts on this? Am I just doing something wrong or does this sum up others feelings on the matter?