Do I really want to see a monstrous creature’s gigantic weapon fly right at my head? If you answered yes to this question, then the Elden Ring VR mod is probably just the thing for you. Luke Ross, who made Read Dead Redemption 2 and Cyberpunk 2077 playable in VR, plans to do the same for Elden Ring. You can find out here what that looks like and why you shouldn’t get sick despite constantly avoiding rolls.
By the way, a completely different angle on Elden Ring can also be fascinating:
The open world looks so beautiful as a miniature
This is what Elden Ring looks like in VR
Huge glowing trees, seemingly ancient, overgrown ruins: the world of Elden Ring already looks magical. But also and especially in the first person perspective and in VR the game has to be a fascinating experience. It’s best if you take a look at the first video for the VR Mod yourself:
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Die Website PC Gamer spoke to Luke Ross about his project and got more details. As seen in the video, Ross is focused on making the VR mod playable from a first-person perspective. While it will likely be possible to play in third-person, the modder doesn’t recommend it: it feels like the action is taking place away from you, giving gamers the immediacy they want from a VR experience robs.
For our author Rémy, a VR mod would probably be nothing. Wandering around in the open world is already too much for him anyway and he therefore wishes for a real Dark Souls 4:
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What about motion sickness?
Ross has come up with a trick to remedy the motion sickness that often occurs with VR glasses, which could become a problem with the dodge rolls in Elden Ring. The camera follows the position of the character’s head, but doesn’t rotate with it. So the world around you doesn’t suddenly turn upside down, rather a role has to seem more like a crouch.
Nevertheless, you will of course move a lot in the VR version of Elden Ring. According to Ross, the mod is therefore intended more for experienced users of VR glasses. You should either have no problems with motion sickness or use dodge rolls very sparingly. That would probably be a welcome challenge for some players:
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Can you try Elden Ring in VR?
The VR mod is currently still in development. However, Luke Ross plans to publish his project at the end of April, even if it will not be finished by then. In order to travel to the intermediate lands yourself using VR glasses, however, you have to do Ross’ work Patreon support.
What do you think of playing Elden Ring in VR. Do you prefer to see what’s going on around you or would that be an interesting new experience for you? Write your opinion in the comments!