Grand Theft Auto V VR might be one of the crucial requested VR ports we’ve seen over the previous couple of years.
There may be one current mod that allows you to play the Rockstar basic with a headset, however you’ll want the Vorpx VR driver. It prices about $35. Launched over the weekend, although, a brand new mod takes one other shot at letting you play the sport with out that software program. It’s not the primary, however it is without doubt one of the simpler ones to put in.
Modder LukeRoss, who final 12 months launched a VR mod of No One Lives Without end 2, is behind this one. After a reasonably easy set up course of, you’ll be able to leap into GTA V in VR utilizing a typical gamepad. I couldn’t take any video footage as a result of the frames shift the place of characters and gadgets, making it blurry.
Within the moments the place the mod works it sings; sitting within the driver seat of a automotive or methodically selecting off targets with head-tracking is nice in VR. Los Santos is considered one of gaming’s best-realized areas and it interprets to VR rather well. I used to be significantly amused by all of the instances I’d get distracted driving, solely to show my head again to the street seconds earlier than a large collision.
However there’s far too many street bumps alongside the best way to make this a viable strategy to play the sport. GTA V’s moments of freedom are sometimes interrupted by cutscenes that shortly drum up a headache in VR. The digital camera zooms in shut and makes it unimaginable to inform what’s occurring. I merely needed to shut my eyes in the course of the common cuts to those moments. Exact aiming, in the meantime, requires the digital camera to zoom in nearer to the motion, which feels stiff.
That is strictly for having some enjoyable within the sandbox facet of the sport, then, somewhat than making an attempt to sort out the story. Even then, the pressured animations entering into and leaping out of vehicles left me feeling fairly dizzy after about 45 minutes of play.
That is an admirable try and sure fairly pleasant for VR masochists with iron stomachs. Personally, I’ll carry on holding out for when GTA V will get precise official VR help. If it may well occur for L.A. Noire then who is aware of?