Stormland is the last best desktop VR title that I still want to play. I demoed Stormland on both Rift and Rift S (at OC5 & GDC 2019 respectively) It was better on the original Oculus Rift.
Stormland was hella cool to play and its pretty much the only title on desktop VR that I really want to play all the way through right now. However I’d rather play Stormland with the new HP Reverb WMR headset which features a 4K resolution screen (or 2k by 2k per eye)
Article by Micah Blumberg http://vrma.io
My experience with the Rift S at GDC 2019: I got to play Stormland and a few other titles, and despite the low rating I gave the Rift S in this article:
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The minor resolution bump in the Rift S was nice but for the first time I noticed a tiny bit of motion sickness while playing the Rift S version of Stormland that I would did not experience in the past playing Stormland demos on the original Oculus Rift CV1.
I would rather use Revive to play Stormland on the 4K HP Reverb WMR headset. The HP Reverb WMR has a 4K screen. With the HP Reverb even small text looks sharp, and you get excellent on ear headphones built into the headset to help complete your immersion.
HP Reverb VR Headset https://youtu.be/iPmMOe_yYt4
Description of HP Reverb from HP: “A staggering 2160 x 2160 panel resolution per eye, 114° field of view, plus integrated spatial audio and dual smart assistant supported mics lets you harness the full immersive power of VR. Windows MR and SteamVR compatibility plus integrated Bluetooth® makes for easy syncing and superb controller tracking.”
HP Reverb data sheet (PDF)
The tracking on WMR is limited sure, but the 4K screen should make the experience of Stormland more beautiful to look at.