Feeling the need for (Personalized) speed: How natural controls and customization contribute to enjoyment of a racing game through enhanced immersion

Mike Schmierbach, Anthony M. Limperos, Julia K. Woolley

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Abstract

Prior research suggests that video game features that appear natural or that otherwise allow players to identify with their in-game experience will promote enjoyment. Using a 2×2 experiment, this study demonstrates the positive effects of a steering-wheel controller and the opportunity to customize the driven vehicle on enjoyment of a console driving game, as mediated by transportation and challenge-skill balance. The role of presence is also probed, with results suggesting no direct link to enjoyment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)364-369
Number of pages6
JournalCyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking
Volume15
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Psychology
  • Communication
  • Applied Psychology
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Science Applications

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