The Witcher is now playable on Oculus Rift and HTC Vive through the Witcher Reality Project
Here's good news for long time Witcher fans: 2007's original game will soon be playable in virtual reality on Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and other headsets. How is this possible? And would you even want to play a 13 year-old mouse-and-keyboard RPG in VR?
Modder Patryk Loan, not to be daunted by the seemingly impossible, revealed his Witcher Reality Project recently. As of now, the Witcher Reality Project allows you to walk around the opening Kaer Morhen section of the game in VR.
Considering that the original Witcher runs on a branch of BioWare's ancient Aurora engine, how on earth did the modder achieve this? Assets from the original were evidently imported into an Unreal 4 environment and VR functionality was then implemented. As of now, combat, conversations, and other major actions don't work. Regardless, if you have a VR headset on hand, the Witcher Reality Project gives you the opportunity to step into Geralt's shoes for a moment, and in Kaer Morhen-home turf-no less.