I just got my Quest 2 a week or two ago and overall I love it. However, I am someone who is prone to motion sickness. There are some apps that I have no problems with, but MANY apps are pretty much unusable. I appreciate that there is clearly a lot of work being done to improve comfort settings without breaking immersion and look forward to improvement in this area. For now, even with comfort settings on in all apps, I am very limited as to what I can and can't do in VR. It's really disappointing. The biggest offender is sadly Rec Room. They have so many comfort settings, but either the settings don't help nearly enough or they interfere so much with gameplay/immersion that it's not worth it to play. I just want to play paintball! LOL.
I know there are tips on what I can do on my end to make things easier (turn on a fan, drink some ginger ale, take frequent breaks, etc), but I am just curious if in the future there will be some kind of universal standard or rating system that would 1. provide guidance for developers on how to make their app/game usable for people who get motion sickness and 2. provide users with a "comfort rating" before purchasing or even trying a demo of the app. Trial and error works of course, but I hate having to download and sign up for something just to find that the game is completely unplayable for me and now I can't use my headset for 24 hours or I will actually throw up (and never want to put on the headset again).
This might sound dramatic, but my motion sickness really is that severe.
For anyone experiencing motion sickness using their headset here are my tips:
Are you playing seated?
Are you closing your eyes (or half-closing) while turning?
Also if you start to feel not good in vr try to close your eyes that moment and try to grip some real objects with your hands (good while sitting).
ps. some tests shows that it is bad for motion sickness if you can't see your nose in vr! And they draw virtual nose in place 🙂
Have you tried taking motion sickness tablets? I have never suffered from motion sickness until the day I got my Quest-2. I tried the roller-coaster and felt like I was going to vomit everywhere!. I went to the chemist the next day and asked the Pharmacist what she would recommend for motion sickness. She asked how would I be travelling and didn't even look surprised when I said by VR. She knew exactly what I meant as she had been asked this many times before. Anyway, she gave me some Kwells and I took one an hour before I was going to play again and just like magic the majority of the motion sickness disappeared. It was incredible. I was able to play the roller-coaster with practically no view-limitation visor. I'm from the UK and Kwells is what I would recommend. I hope you get it sorted jennnnnnnn as it really is an unpleasant feeling. Let us know how you get on.