xbox controller shuts down senuas sacrifice vr

I am trying to play hellblade via on reverb g2. WMR starts up fine. Steam vr starts up fine. The game requires a game controller so using xbox controller which I have for other games. Hellblade says I have a controller mismatch. When I launch the game it gets part way into intro screens and then steamvr shuts down. However, If I don't use the controller and use the keyboard, the game runs fine. But as soon as I turn on the controller, the game and SteamVR shuts down. Anyone know whats going on?

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