Ability to turn off the “Controller not detected” icon with dreams VR
When using the DS4 you need to be constantly pointing the controller at the camera. Every time I look around i keep getting the “controller not detected” icon, which is very distracting and off putting. Would it be possible to enable an option to turn off this icon?
Edward Jaquez commented
Please let us turn off this icon.
I'd much prefer to have an option to remove it altogether. It's great for creator testing but for playing its horrible because if you don't have your DS4 aimed at the camera (which depending on a set up can be very annoying and unimmersive for VR) the icon will be right in your face and take you out of the experience.
When you're in a roller-coaster or trying to enjoy pretty much anything in VR this quickly ruins it because it persists like a pest you can't get rid of.
Please give us an option to remove it and VR will be perfect.
Using the moves this isn't a problem because with moves you actually DO need tracking. However the dual shock 4 pretty much never needs to be seen by the camera because I'm using the buttons to interact and play/turn around.
If you have to keep it for the moves that's fine but the dualshock 4 indicator is basically useless.
I think ideally it would only show if the camera actually needs to track the controller for gameplay--as indicated by a hand tracker being used for that controller, or a controller sensor being in "follow imp" mode for that controller.
If those aren't true, then most likely the imp doesn't matter whatsoever.
couldnt agree more, I moved my camera setup because day 1 it was happening constantly,
davestation VR commented
Please add this ability! On top of what the other posters have said, it's also pretty bad when you're trying to capture footage or stream to show off a creation, but keep getting an ugly pop-up in the middle of the screen.
Yes, this is a big deal to me, for a few reasons.
- For someone like me that mostly plays and enjoys scenes and showcases, often you don't need a controller and you want to look all around you with your physical body. This is impossible right now (without ruining immersion by getting a glaring red icon popping up), which is really unpleasant.
- There's also plenty of games that are VR but don't use motion controls, and you shouldn't need the controllers pointed at the camera.
- This is also an accessibility issue for me, as what are small discomforts for some people can be big discomforts for my body. Being unable to relax my hands (holding the controller) into a position that's comfortable for me matters a lot.
All this needs is an option in the VR preferences to turn the icons off like OP suggested.