- Nov 13, 2006
Isnt the Odyssey compatible with the vive room sensors? Meaning it could do both without any issue? I heard you can also use the vive controllers, giving me 2 options for controls?
Not natively, but yes, they can be hacked via messing with a bunch of config files and using some OpenVR Input Emulator software to get them working in Steam with the Odyssey+. Problem is you would still need Vive lighthouse sensors and the Vive controllers, which aren’t all that cheap. (Maybe off eBay where someone is selling a broken Vive HMD along with accessories?). My advice still stands, get the Odyssey+ if you want the best seated VR sim experience right now. They will also do limited standing/moving VR like beat saber, job simulator, etc. just fine. If you really want room scale, then a Rift/Vive are the only good options at this point. Valve will be bringing in a new HMD setup with new controllers sometime next year (high probability) and by 2020, next gen VR should hit, so whatever you get now only needs to last you a year or so. Even just a Rift is an excellent intro device to PC VR. Spending $1400 right now on a Vive Pro just isn’t all that great of an investment for something that will be surpassed so soon - as early as by the end of 1st quarter next year.