Elite Dangerous: Finding the Best HUD Colors for Oculus Rift
Earlier in November, Virtual Reality Times released an article about Elite: Dangerous, describing the game and its popularity. The game received Oculus Rift support quite some time ago and is very well liked in the virtual reality gaming field.
To quote, “Elite: Dangerous is a space simulation video game constructed specifically for virtual reality gaming. The developers of the game ‘Frontier Developments’ introduced an update personally to the fans, letting them know that a beta version will soon be available for download. They have outlined some specific updates that have been added to Elite: Dangerous which will make a significant amount of difference in the game play.”
Now, the developers have added a very cool new update to the video game for fans who crave constant change and originality. They have added a control that allows players to change the color and contrast of the cockpit, with a range of certain colors offered. Elite: Dangerous is one of the most sophisticated games in terms of graphics, game controls and use of virtual reality. It works astoundingly well with the Oculus Rift head mounted display (HMD) and offers players a truly immersive experience. The developers have also added a HOTAS setup to the game, specifically ‘Saitek X52’ which makes the video game run even smoother in virtual reality to create a true 3D experience.
A list of instructions about how to change the color scheme has been given in a link mentioned below in references. Once you go through all those steps, you can easily change the colors from pink and purple, moving on to orange, blue, green, white, red and yellow. The controls to tweak for each are again given in the links mentioned in there reference list. The colors are very sharp with high contrast and may trouble some people, considering the eyesight issues they might experience with UI colors. To see which one suits your eyesight best, it is advised to check all the colors available and settle on the one that feels the most comfortable instead of the one visually most appealing. Playing in virtual reality already takes a toll on your senses, so risks with your eyesight should be minimized as much as possible. It may take some time to tweak these color changes to your exact specifications and are not recommended if you only plan to play Elite: Dangerous for a short period of time. For lengthier playing sessions however, it is best to fix the colors and contrast according to the one most easy on the eyes.
Virtual Reality Times will keep following Elite: Dangerous and report back with any further updates.