First up, once more a big congrats to ISI. I purchased the BETA within the first few days and have enjoyed being a part of the build up.
But on to the whinging.
I am a little under-whelmed with the sound in this game. Actually to be exact - its terrible. Awful. I am struggling to comprehend the fact that this is referred to as a simulator - yet one of the most immersive senses (if not THE most immersive) is being completely ignored. Totally ignored. I mean the sound is BOLLOCKS. No offence.
There is plenty of research out there pointing to the primary importance of sound in immersive virtual reality environs. I ignored the terribad quality of the sound in the early days, for obvious reasons. But when I began testing the new Nissans out on the new tracks....I realised it was now getting to me so bad that I was having trouble enjoying myself. It sounds like someone has amplified 16 flatulent goats and turned it up to 11. Unfortunately I have a multi-thousand dollar playback system - and it sounds like 16 flatulent goats turned it up to 11 - in high definition.
Is there a road map planned for the sound? Any improvements on the way? As I said - anything called a simulator deserves top-notch, realistic sounds.
I did some forum searching, but came up with nothing. Forgive me if this has already been covered in depth.
Here is a link of a terrible recording through a phone - still sounds better.