As you probably know, the current version 0.990 is not well designed for VR. Basically, it have just regular SE movement controls, bound to VR controllers. Note also what tutorials are not designed to be played in VR. They are for the desktop mode. Before jumping to VR, you should be very well familiar with a basic controls. More than that, you should bind controls to you taste, and share your layout here! Or suggest completely different control scheme. How you would like to play SE in VR?
Not what the main problem is directly related with the main SE capability: a very vast distance and speed change. Google Earth VR have nice controls, but they are hardly applicable to SE. You have to change speed by orders of magnitude manually, because automatic speed will not work. It is possible to detect nearest star and decelerate flight speed, but this will be annoying if you want just fly forward through the galaxy. Or if you want to fly in a canyon: automatic speed change on approaching to the surface will be annoying.
What I plan to do:
- Attach side menus to controllers, or some equivalent of them.
- Show help bars near controller buttons with short description: "move forward", "go to" etc.
Suggest what do you think about UI and controls!