After releasing a digital actuality mod for Grand Theft Auto V final yr, developer Luke Ross is again with an identical mission for its wild west cousin, Pink Lifeless Redemption 2.
“Pink Lifeless Redemption 2 is far more superior than Grand Theft Auto V from a technical standpoint,” Ross defined on his Patreon. “The graphics APIs it helps (Vulkan and DX12) are equally extra advanced than DX11, on which Grand Theft Auto V was based mostly. I needed to create an entire new framework for VR injection; mainly the whole lot I had constructed for the Grand Theft Auto V mod was now ineffective and wanted rewriting from scratch.”
As detailed by Digital Actuality Oasis within the video above, this mod gives a extra immersive viewpoint of the motion however with out the impartial, per-hand controls you’d count on in a recreation created natively for digital actuality. So, you may look all over the world, rendered in extraordinarily plausible 3D, simply by shifting your head, however you’ll nonetheless have to regulate your character with a fundamental, Xbox-style gamepad. It’s the identical compromise you all the time must make when including VR options to previously 2D-only video games.
That stated, it nonetheless looks as if a formidable piece of engineering. Since Ross needed to fully scrap the know-how they’d created for his or her Grand Theft Auto V VR conversion, it took them an entire yr to get this new mod prepared for its preliminary launch.
Should you comply with VR gaming, you understand that VR completely gobbles up graphical horsepower, so whenever you take a recreation like Pink Lifeless Redemption 2 that also has pretty cutting-edge graphics, you may think about that the GPU necessities for working it easily in VR are something however trivial. Certainly, Digital Actuality Oasis examined it on a top-of-the-line RTX 3090 but nonetheless reported important judder and hitching. You may see it your self within the footage: RDR2 in VR makes even an RTX 3090 beg for aid.
Ross has made this mod obtainable to his Patreon subscribers as an early-access bonus for his or her assist. It needs to be suitable with all main headsets through Oculus and SteamVR. Should you like what you see, possibly contemplate sending a couple of dollars his manner and attempting it out your self. Higher have a robust GPU, although!