The world of Elden Ring is teeming with vast locations to explore and excruciating boss battles to look forward to. All of the game's features are both rewarding and challenging, but what if you could experience them all in virtual reality?
Fortunately, popular modder Luke Ross just announced in a Patreon post that a VR mod for Elden Ring will be released this week. He said that Elden Ring’s VR 'will likely be a work-in-progress for quite some time,” but plans to introduce a playable short version of it this week. Ross was also the one responsible for introducing virtual reality into popular games like Grand Theft Auto V and Cyberpunk 2077.
Ross said that players will not be limited to the first person perspective and will be able to play in the original third person view as well, though this is not recommended since the camera in third person bugs out due to the camera distance.
“Nevertheless, I'm going to leave the original camera as an option for purists. I'll probably also add an intermediate, close-third-person camera. But I think the first-person camera is where it's at,” Ross said.
He also stated that the virtual reality version of Elden Ring is designed for experienced virtual reality users rather than beginners. Although beginners could still try out the VR version, it isn’t recommended since the difficulty will just be too overwhelming, especially during boss fights.
'When rolling or performing other scripted animations like the combat moves, the camera follows the character's head (so its position changes) but it remains oriented correctly according to what your head is doing in real life,' Ross said.'So the horizon will stay level and the world will always look stable.'
Finishing Elden Ring in VR is obviously an amazing feat one could achieve. Players in the Elden Ring community have also done spectacular feats such as beating the game without taking damage and even without dealing damage. Who knows what kind of creativity might unfold when the VR version comes out. There might even be a player that could beat the game without taking damage in VR. If that were to happen, it would shake the whole community by storm.