Option to rotate world 90deg. in such a way that you can lie on your back (e.g. in bed) and be standing upright in the VR world.
Why is this not a thing? Can't work laying down all the keyboards are oriented for standing
Would be great for family members with medical conditions that make it difficult for them to stand or sit.
You can kind of do this already if you use the PC Link. Within Steam VR there's an app called "OVR advanced settings" - it allows to rotate the playspace temporarily (will reset the next time you launch Steam VR)
A true, PC independent, solution on the Q2 would be great.
PLS OCULUS ADD THIS
We should be able to rotate the world and it’s z axis at anytime with the oculus button. It’s kinda working with some app, but rotating the z axis in game is vital for that device to be useful otherwise than standing up!!
Henning Holthusen commented
Why the **** isn't this a standard function. I don't want to hear "because it would be uncomfortable or disorienting". I'm sure you can get used to it.
This should require relatively little effort to implement, JUST DO IT ALREADY.
Tessa Irwin commented
I find it difficult sitting and standing for long periods of time due to my disability and would love to play the quest for a length of time that doesn’t restrict me due laying down to play.
id also like this feature
People who have never tried this think this is a good idea. It is extremely scarily disorienting as some one who has tried it.
I Agree, i wonder why there's no such features! there's apps that do work by rotating the world ! This should be implemented ASAP.
Personally I am tired of all the "it will cause disorientation/discomfort" objections because they are only valid if you somehow _force_ people to use such a feature.
Who is proposing that?
No-one, hence the word "Option".
And if you think that such an option will be unsuitable for everyone, and that those who are asking for it just don't know that because they haven't personally experienced it, you're wrong, because such experiences already exist (media players that allow vertical orientation adjustments even for 180/360° content, Virtual Desktop with it's "allow custom orientation in all environments" option, for example). These features were added because people asked for them, and they remain because people use them. I am not aware of a single case where a developer had to remove such a feature because users started complaining about its existence.
Some people might experience issues when encountering such features, which they can then just avoid in the future. This is no different from trying apps that have an "Intense" comfort rating.
Put the option in a Settings screen. Throw up a comfort warning when enabling it if you like. People have been asking for this for years, especially in mobile/standalone headsets.
@Oculus: enable this in Oculus Gallery for 180/360° content at least. Every other major media player has had the feature for a long time now, and the sky hasn't fallen in.
Hugo Tremblay commented
Tried that when developing and it's EXTREMELY uncomfortable.
I want this but just for watching Netflix. It wouldn’t / shouldn’t work for normal games I think
Matt Berman commented
This could be really incredible to those who have been bedridden due to illness for years. Essentially giving someone the ability to walk and travel again could be indescribably freeing.
This would be amazing for people with mobility issues. Imagine having a quest while you're in a hospital bed!!
D Coetzee commented
I personally think this would be really disorienting. It's annoying that some apps can't be used in bed but when the horizon isn't horizontal it tends to lead to discomfort.
Joshua J. Slone commented
Not just 90 degrees, but any arbitrary direction should be able to be forward, and from that (optionally) extrapolate a new "down" and "up".
Damon Whitney commented
Lay down mode for viewing media that disables (temp) guardian and sets my menu options higher.