So what's the consensus: virtual reality vs triples?
Having tried VR on multiple occasions, using a quad monitor setup and knowing what mates/users and people say on forums I'm not so sure if there is a consensus at all...at least a broad one.
It seems it's leaning towards VR a bit.
HTC vive and the Rift is out of the question for me because of (in this order) poor resolution, limited of FOV, comfort issues and I like being aware of my surroundings and seeing my gear.
I believe I will end up using VR at some point in time, but I'm starting to doubt a bit that the current technology using closed goggles with these lenses (needed because the human eye can't focus distances <7cm, they are getting bigger and bigger to provide more FOV) is getting results I'd be happy with.
After browsing forums and getting feedback from Pimax users I figured this thing most likely won't do it for me so the only high-end system in development I know of is StarVR.
It seems to be good, but it will be expensive and demanding on your graphics card. In the end I guess we have to hear what actual users, who spent money on it, will say about it. As mentioned before there are financial issues with Starbreeze as well.
What I've got in mind as a potential solution are two tiny curved screens integrated in an open and very light headset where the screens are kept at a distance of >7cm from each eye. That would eliminate the need for lenses at all and all the issues coming with them (which seem to be pretty much impossible to solve because of physical realities). Yes, the headset would be a bit larger, but I think they can be significantly lighter than current systems and having some natural airflow around this area of your face may make it more pleasant/comfortable to wear. I've never read or heard anyone discussing this technology/system so no idea why and if that's actually possible...I'm just a layman in this field.