Fans of GTA 5 can now use VR to step into the skin of Michael, Trevor, and Franklin! A simple and most basic modification made to the GTA 5 on PC is allowing those that own an Oculus Rift to view Los Santos in virtual reality, like they have never seen before.
GTA 5 Virtual Reality
The footage was published on YouTube and it shows players stepping into the skin of protagonists Michael, Trevor, and Franklin, from GTA 5, by using an Oculus Rift DK 2 that offers a simulation of the game, in first-person mode.
Although the developer of GTA, Rockstar North did not yet officially provide Oculus Rift support for the latest Grand Theft Auto title, some of the most passionate players have found a way around this omission. By using the latest version of VorpX, a software program that facilitates various game builds to become compatible with VR, these true fans have made the impossible, possible.
Right now, the unique experiment simply offers some basic VR functionality, for example, the head movements are used to create the movement of the first-person camera. Using the game’s code, that has not yet been optimized for virtual reality; the results may seem unpleasant and uncomfortable for some users. The optimization, however can greatly improve the experience.
The footage that has been recently aired shows one player walk around Michael’s house in VR, while another one manages to capture a bike ride at night, in the city.
Grand Theft Auto is a very popular action-adventure video game series created by David Jones and Mike Dailly that is primarily developed by Rockstar North (formerly DMA Design), and published by Rockstar Games. The game is set in fictional places, modeled on American cities, usually either Liberty City, Vice City, or San Andreas, which are stand-ins for New York City, Miami, and Los Angeles, respectively. The player focuses on an open world where one can choose missions to progress an overall story. The player is engaging in side activities, all consisting of action-adventure, driving, third-person shooting, occasional role-playing, stealth, and racing elements that bring various benefits along the way.
Grand Theft Auto 5 was released on April 14, and quickly became enormously popular, with more than 300,000 people playing the game at once. The game is highly recommended by many reviewers, with praise particularly directed at the multiple protagonist design, open-ended gameplay and technical advancements.