How does it work?
A little change from our last post, we’re now diving into the VR headsets that work with the Roto, our opinion on them and an experience we love on each headset.
This headset is the way to go if you’re really new at VR. It is probably one of the oldest headsets, which raises the question of how much longer support will be available for it, but nevertheless, this is a great standalone headset.
It’s completely wireless and will work with the RotoVR chair by attaching the headtracker to the headset and ensuring that it has been paired to the chair.
If you’ve got the quest, the Jurassic World: Blue experience is incredible, especially when boosted by the rumble on the chair.
This is another great standalone headset that requires very little setup as everything is contained in the headset itself. Slightly newer than the Oculus Go, this headset comes with two controllers, and a whole range of games to play on it.
For it to work with the Roto, the headtracker just needs to be paired with the chair, attached to the top of the headtracker and there you go! Easy, seated 360-degree VR fun.
We really like Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series on this headset. There’s something awesome about force pulling a lightsaber towards you and deflecting bullets (Are they bullets? – you know what I mean, laser pew pews).
This is a great first headset if you’re just getting into the world of VR.
Oculus Rift CV1
This is where things start to get a bit more serious.
The Oculus Rift is, what I would consider to be, one of the most popular VR headsets that Oculus has released.
This is the first wired headset we’ve featured, and it will need the HDMI cable plugging into the stem and the USB cable plugged into the control box on the RotoVR chair. Once it has been plugged in however, you can pop the cable over the back of the chair and you will not need to fight with it again, which I think is especially good while moving. It really adds to the immersion of the gameplay.
We’ve tested A LOT of games through this headset, so it’s hard to pick one, but our top games would probably be Boneworks, Serious Sam, and Vox Machinae. We’ve also recommended some other games for the HTC Vive, but they also work on here!
This is a great headset if you’re an avid gamer and would play it a lot, as it doesn’t need charging like the Go and Quest do.
And finally, we move on to the HTC Vive. I’d say this was HTC’s answer to the Oculus Rift, and it’s a great headset.
This one is a little bit trickier to set up, but only because there’s a few more cables involved. As before, the HDMI goes in the stem, but this time, we have the power cable too. There’s also a slot for that in the stem. The USB plugs into the side of the control box (this time with a little assistance from a USB extender) and there you go! One headset plugged in and ready to go.
As with the Rift CV1, we have used the Vive a lot with the chairs. Fallout 4 VR, Skyrim VR and Beat Saber are great fun on here (as well as the ones mentioned in the Rift, they work on both headsets).
So what’s next?
With the release of the Vive Cosmos/Pro and the Rift S, we’re probably going to see a lot more headsets come on to the market. Games such as Half-Life Alyx have raised the bar for VR gaming, and other game developers are going to want to get in on VR gaming.
For the RotoVR chair? It’s been developed so that our cable magazines are exactly that, a magazine. It can be taken out and reloaded with the more up to date one, so newer headsets can be used in the future!
We hope this has helped with any questions you may have on the headsets that can be used with the RotoVR chair, and as always, if you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch with us through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
By Rebekah Ward