The sound quality with TPCAST’s wireless solution sounded largely the same as the wired HMD. However, the biggest problem you’ll face with having a TPCAST receiver on the top strap, is that you won’t be able to use overhead headphones. If you cover the receiver with a headphone band, you’ll be blocking the line-of-sight signal, which means the video stream will be choppy and compressed. If you scoot the headphone band backwards so that it sits right behind the receiver, then it’ll slide down your head easily. For the time being, the only option seem to be either using earphones, or getting your hands on one of Vive’s Deluxe Audio straps (which we didn’t test with TPCAST).
And the modding community mentioned at the outset of this piece? An absolutely vital element of PES’s potential PC success, says the man in charge: “We’re not going to give them free rein… but they always find a way. In-game editing features are the same as on console, but they have been for the last 20 years on PC, and the community still manages to do some great stuff. And I don’t mean in terms of licensing: we’re talking weather settings, players faces, and so on. It’s great to see, and inspires us.”