VR/Virtual Reality, Oculus, Vive Support

G E shared this feedback 16 months ago
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I am aware there is one other post for virtual reality, but since it did not include "VR" in the title, it does not appear in a search. Therefore, I felt the need to make another topic so that others may find and up vote this if they search "VR." I was originally discouraged when I searched VR and found nothing. I certainly feel more of the community (and VR enthusiasts) agree that VR support would be stupendous.

Adding it would bring a enormous wave of new players of all types. Many would buy a headset just to experience this incredible universe SE offers. No Man's Sky has already done so, but this game has much more to offer than NMS in my opinion. Anyone mildly interested in space would have to experience SE in VR--moreover it would pioneer an incredible leap into what is possible with VR.

VR Controller/movement support is not a priority in my opinion, if that would hold back development. Just the headset would be a huge enjoyment.

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You may want to rethink that. Minimum search is 4 letters.

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All I do is VR now, it's here now and it's also the future.

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Converting the video output to render properly in VR, and take in accelerometer data to look around in game, would be a breeze, the software to make any game viewable via a VR headset already exists, it's the controls that become the serious issue here.


SE uses nearly every key on the keyboard when playing. From rotating blocks, (Which idealy would be done via the controller orientation, such as tipping the controller forward and the block rotates that way), to removing your helmet and turning on your lights.

Hotbar would either have to be removed entirely or they'd have to copy Minecraft VR's design, which is ugly imo.


The rest is simply button combinations or accelerometer data crunching.

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Is a VR DLC an option to bring these bautifull feature to the Gamers. The World is so huge and nice . I Owned No-mansky on PS4 and bought it new for PC only to play it in VR . VR is so expensive , then these "little" price for a DLC is no problem. I hope you rethink about it . I Would pay 30€ for these DLC.

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Indeed, just imagine this game in VR! I would play nothing else anymore ;)

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Space Engineers works in VR using a "big hack" called VorpX.

It is far from perfect, but at least you can see your creations in VR.

It takes some time to set up, configure and get used to. You also need a quite beefy machine. But it may worth a try if you already have a VR headset at hand.

Disclaimer: I'm not affiliated in any way with VorpX. This is not an ad. Just sharing my experience.

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This would be a great addition, and probably the most popular addition in the history of this game if it was added. Even if the dev team isn't too keen on working on it right now, this should be on the roadmap.