R.E.A.L. mod brings fully playable VR experience to GTA V
Rockstar Games released Grand Theft Auto V in September 2013, at the time for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, but there is still life in the game yet, apparently. GTA V has since been released on PC, the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One too, with Rockstar Games having sold over 120 million copies worldwide. The multiplayer mode, GTA Online, remains popular too.
There is one feature that Rockstar Games never brought to its most-successful title, though. While GTA V has a first-person mode, developers never introduced a VR mode. Fortunately, modders have been on-hand to bring GTA V in VR to reality. There are a few projects from which to choose including GTA VR, but that remains in beta at the time of writing. However, modder LukeRoss00 now claims that his R.E.A.L. mod got GTA V is now fully playable.
Unsurprisingly, playing GTA V in VR has some hefty system requirements. LukeRoss00 reports running the mod on an Acer Predator Helios 300 paired with an HTC Vive. The former has an Intel Core i7-9750H processor, 16 GB of RAM and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti GPU, for reference.
LukeRoss00 details the installation of the mod on GitHub, which you can read here. The modder recommends making a fresh installation of GTA V, to begin with, along with a few tweaks before starting the game. In addition to making the perspective compatible with VR headsets, the R.E.A.L. mod has tweaked the HUD so that it is viewable when playing. According to user reports, playing GTA V in VR induces less motion sickness than you may think too, which is a bonus.
The R.E.A.L. mod can be downloaded for free from GitHub. LukeRoss00 is still looking for experienced GTA modders to participate in the project, too.