Cyberpunk 2077 doesn’t officially support VR headsets, but leave it to prolific VR modder Luke Ross to get under the hood and beat CD Projekt Red to the punch—one they haven’t exactly prioritized given the litany of bugs the studio has needed to fix since launch. Now with the mod in the wild, we’ve gotten a better look at what to expect, courtesy of VR YouTubers Cas & Chary.
Luke Ross has released the long-awaited Cyberpunk 2077 mod. You can nab it now by becoming a member of their REAL VR Patreon.
If you’re wondering what to expect, Cas from YouTube channel Cas & Chary has taken a deep dive into the VR mod. Cas says that most things are very well done, considering it’s more on the ‘port’ side of things and less a native VR adaptation. It requires the user to play via a gamepad, and includes much of the camera-shifting first-person things you expect from a game not designed for VR. Still, Cas says the vistas are incredible and “way better than expected” in terms of performance.
If you’ve never installed a REAL VR mod from Ross, Cas includes a handy install guide at the end of her final impressions.
The original article follows below:
Just in time for the Cyberpunk 2077 sale on Steam, VR modder Luke Ross showed off a five-minute teaser of what’s to come, something the modder says is coming “very soon now.”
“I still want to polish a few rough spots here and there, and some missions need more testing, but as you can see from the video we’re getting R.E.A.L. close (ahem),” Ross writes in a Patreon update. “No matter how things turn out, at this point I’m going to release by the end of next week. I hope that everything will work correctly by then, but even if it doesn’t, most of the game will be playable in VR.”
As you’d expect, running Cyberpunk 2077 in VR will require a hefty PC. The video, linked below this update, was shot using a Core i9-9900K and RTX 3090, playing at native 2700×2700 resolution, and recording to SSD on the same PC at 2160p 60 fps. Whilst not recording, Ross was able to maintain 80-90 fps.
Unfortunately it appears motion controller support isn’t available (yet?), as shooting follows your gaze and arms are still the same canned animation from the flatscreen game. You can read more about what to expect from the Cyberpunk 2077 mod here.
The original article detailing the inclusion of motion controller support follows below:
In a chat with PC Gamer, Ross confirmed that Cyberpunk 2077 was at the top of the list of flatscreen games to scaffold around his R.E.A.L. VR injection framework, saying that if all goes according to plan, Cyberpunk 2077 owners on PC should be able to take their first virtual braindance sometime in January 2022.
“One major bonus about CP2077 is that it’s already played in first person,” Ross tells PC Gamer, “which is very good for VR immersiveness, unlike for example the Mafia Trilogy where I had to implement my own ‘fake-first-person’ camera.”
Ross says the VR modding framework is now approaching “some level of maturity,” which he estimates will allow him to release VR mod support for around one flatscreen game per month, provided there aren’t any overly challenging problems to address.
And with Cyberpunk 2077’s storied history of bugs and game-breaking glitches, many of which have since been patched after the game’s release one year ago, Ross has his work cut out for him in making sure everything is stable.
That’s not the only thing in the works though; Ross revealed he’s already looking to release another VR mod for a still unnamed title. He says the game is “DX12-based, open-world, and will look epic in VR, especially the vistas and the battles with […].”