Cyberpunk 2077 is getting a VR compatibility mod later this week, courtesy of VR modder Luke Ross.
Originally slated for a January release, the mod, titled CyberCyberREAL VR, adds support for VR head tracking to CD Projekt’s open-world RPG. However, it doesn’t add support for VR controllers, instead relying on a more traditional control scheme.
You can see the mod in action in the video below, which showcases a five-minute VR-enhanced cyberpunk game. In the video, Ross looks around, demonstrates map and menu navigation, drives Night City in first and third person, and, of course, engages in a big gunfight.
in a Patreon Posts Along with the video, Ross breaks down some key points about the footage. Performance, he noted, is “very good for such a complex and modern game.” Explains that he got about 60fps when recording at 2700×2700 resolution and 80-90fps during normal playback. Then again, Ross’s gear is pretty powerful, shooting video on a Core i9-9900k and an RTX 3090.
Interestingly, Ross also claims that the game looks best in low-res VR. “The level of clarity and detail you can get this way is just astounding.” Conversely, bumping up the settings to a higher rendering “actually blurs the field of view in VR.” He specifically mentioned the quality of the cyberpunk panoramas, saying “the views are spectacular,” which is interesting considering that VR is usually at its weakest when rendered at long distances.
The rest of the gist is mostly Ross confirming various features in VR, such as driving, photo mode, and brain dance sequences. A key point explaining motion controls, Ross clarified: “You’ll be able to turn (smoothly) with your gamepad or simply look in the direction you want to go”. Aim with the weapon while “following your gaze, which is “fully aligned with your dominant eye”.
Ross didn’t provide an exact release date, but emailed PC Gamer that the mod “should be released by the end of the week.” It’s also worth noting that this isn’t the only VR mod Ross has created, his other projects include adding VR support to the Mafia trilogy and Red Dead Redemption 2.