One of the most prolific modders in the virtual reality (VR) scene is Luke Ross who’s created PC VR mods for videogames like GTA V, Cyberpunk 2077 and now From Software’s Elden Ring. The epic adventure has now got the R.E.A.L VR Mod treatment meaning PC owners can now grab their VR headsets and truly step into the Lands Between.
Initially teased in April, the mod went live a few days ago and like all of Ross’ previous projects, you’ll need to signup and be a member of his Patreon page ($10 USD/ £8 GBP per month) to access the files. Bear in mind that this is still an early version of the mod so the features are limited in comparison to Ross’ other projects.
What you get is the ability to play Elden Ring in first person, with the ability to switch to third-person if you need it. The mod only supports controller input but you do still get a fully 360-degree, 6DOF experience, with selectable options to turn off enemy aggression should you simply wish to wander the lands freely or slow downtime.
Essential actions such as rolling to evade enemy attacks do work in the first-person VR mode, with the camera staying fixed to the horizon rather than horribly spinning around causing nausea. Even so, expect Elden Ring in VR to be a fairly intense experience.
That’s not all in the world of VR modding news. Another modder Raicuparta is currently developing a Stanley Parable VR mod, releasing an early video to showcase his work. Again, like many modders who do these as side projects, Raicuparta has a Patreon if you want to know more and help financially support the project.
Eurogamer’s Ian Higton gave the Elden Ring VR mod a whirl so you can see it in all of its glory. For continued updates, keep reading gmw3.