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Do the original rift controllers work with the rift s?

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I'm looking to buy a rift s to eliminate the need for my external sensors. I found a pretty good deal for the headset without the controllers, and was wondering if I could use my old controllers with the newer headset.


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No, they unfortunately aren't compatible.

The Rift CV1 controllers only work with the CV1. The Quest 2 controllers only work with the Quest 2.

The Rift-S and Quest 1 both use the same controllers, so they are compatible with each other, but they are the same price to buy individually.


The Rift-S doesn't work well without controllers, it will complain that it can't find them and most games for it won't work.

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