Vanishing Importance: Studying Immersive Effects of Game Audio Perception on Player Experiences in Virtual Reality

論文URL:http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?doid=3173574.3173902

論文アブストラクト:Sound and virtual reality (VR) are two important output modalities for creating an immersive player experience (PX). While prior research suggests that sounds might contribute to a more immersive experience in games played on screens and mobile displays, there is not yet evidence of these effects of sound on PX in VR. To address this, we conducted a within-subjects experiment using a commercial horror-adventure game to study the effects of a VR and monitor-display version of the same game on PX. Subsequently, we explored, in a between-subjects study, the effects of audio dimensionality on PX in VR. Results indicate that audio has a more implicit influence on PX in VR because of the impact of the overall sensory experience and that audio dimensionality in VR may not be a significant factor contributing to PX. Based on our findings and observations, we provide five design guidelines for VR games.

日本語のまとめ:

HMDを用いたゲーム体験の音による没入感への影響と開発のための知見を報告.実験はゲーム体験の没入感を定量的に評価するIEQを用いて実施.SEやナレーションなど,音の種類を増やしても没入感への寄与は見られなかった.

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