Roblox client does not detect that SteamVR is running

Roblox does not detect SteamVR client. I believe this is due to the fact that I’m using the HTC Vive Cosmos headset, rather than the original HTC Vive.

  1. Plug in Vive and launch SteamVR
  2. Play Roblox
  • Expected behaviour: VR option appears in game settings
  • Current behaviour: The VR option does not appear, and SteamVR does not acknoledge that Roblox is running.

I’m playing the game “Bus Simulator” by NobleReign:

Windows 10 1909
SteamVR 1.9.16
HTC Vive Cosmost VR Headset

I recently only acquired the headset, so I have not been able to test it.

Also, if anyone brings support for the Cosmos to Roblox, I’d like them to know that the Vive Cosmos controller has a thumbstick, rather than a touchpad.


I’m pretty sure Roblox is dropping VR, no support for newer headsets. I’ve heard people complain about issues with the WMR headset being weird too.

I had a dig around, and I noticed that in this thread:

Zeux said that the USB device IDs are hardcoded, probably the reason why it’s not working with my headset. @zeuxcg , I understand that VR isn’t really a priority for Roblox, however I was wondering if it would be possible to get this fixed?

Here’s my SteamVR system report if that helps:

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