Red Dead Redemption 2 is now playable in virtual reality thanks to the creator of the best VR mod for GTA V

Red Dead Redemption 2 is now playable in virtual reality thanks to the creator of the best VR mod for GTA V

The PC community is always looking for new ways to immerse the player in unique experiences, and mods are much to blame. Can you imagine what it would be like to play Red Dead Redemption 2 in VR mode? The Rockstar Game not compatible with virtual reality peripherals, but thanks to a new mod it is possible to recreate this experience with the PC version of the title.

Surely you are already speechless with the GTA V VR mod, developed by modder Luke Ross and that took him a few months of work. Now this user has been overcome, launching a new VR mod for Red Dead Redemption 2, which supports the Rockstar game for play with a virtual reality peripheral on PC. You can see a spectacular gameplay to see what it is like to enjoy this masterpiece in VR mode.

It has to be said that the mod is still in early access, and that its creator will continue to improve some aspects after six months of hard work. You can download this Red Dead Redemption 2 mod from Luke Ross’ Patreon page, the creator of the GTA 5 VR mod. In addition, it is possible enjoy it in the first or third person, depending on the player’s preferences.

Luke Ross explains that the development of this mod has started from scratch. Could not reuse the source code of the GTA 5 mod, since Red Dead Redemption 2 is much more demanding on a technical level and uses an improved graphics engine. It is also important to note that the Rockstar western works with DX12, unlike the DX11 of Grand Theft Auto V. In other words, all the work spent with GTA 5 was for nothing in the development of the Red Dead Redemption 2 VR mod.

The game is much more advanced than GTA V from a technical point of view, and the graphics API it supports (Vulkan and DX12) are equally more complex than DX11, on which GTA V was based. I had to create a completely new framework for VR injection – basically everything I had built for the GTA V mod was now useless and I needed to rewrite it from scratch” explains the modder.

In order to download the mod, it is necessary subscribe to Luke Ross Patreon. The modder explains that he had to spend more than six months to develop the VR mod for Red Dead Redemption 2, and therefore asks for extra support for his next projects. Luke Ross also plans to develop virtual reality modes for games like Cyberpunk 2077, Horizon Zero Dawn and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, which will also be released on Patreon.

If you want to discover a new way to relive the epic of Red Dead Redemption 2 on your PC, do not hesitate to download the mod and take a look at the UploadVR video, channel from which the gameplay is shared. We are sure that the snowy prologue of Rockstar’s game will leave you frozen … even more than the charismatic protagonist of this sequel.

Fountain: PC Gamer

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