Here are some of the most common questions we've been asked about SteamVR and Elite Dangerous compatibility:
What is SteamVR?
SteamVR is Valve’s virtual reality platform, accessible via the Steam client. For more details please visit the official SteamVR page.
Does Elite Dangerous support SteamVR?
What kind of PC do I need in order to play Elite Dangerous using SteamVR?
You can find the minimum system requirements for playing Elite Dangerous in VR modes here. You can also use Steam's VR Performance Test here.
Which VR headsets are supported by Elite Dangerous using SteamVR?
Elite Dangerous supports the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive via SteamVR and aims to target 90FPS in “VR Low” graphics settings for both.
Other headsets supported by SteamVR should be compatible with Elite Dangerous but performance will vary depending on your hardware. We recommend contacting your headset’s manufacturer to identify its specific requirements.
Can I use an Oculus Rift DK2 with SteamVR?
Unfortunately, Oculus Rift development kits are no longer compatible with SteamVR or Elite Dangerous.
Can I play Elite Dangerous: Odyssey in Steam VR?
In Odyssey, players will be able to fly down to planets, fly through atmospheres and drive along planet surfaces in their SRVs - all while remaining in VR.
When disembarking your ship or SRV, players will be presented with a projected flat game screen in their VR headset in order to continue on foot. Players will of course be able to remove headsets if they so choose, but this will not be a requirement.
There will be no requirement to boot between Horizons and Odyssey in order to continue your journey.