Horizon Zero Dawn is a best selling title on the PS4, shifting more than 10 million copies, while it was ported to PC in August last year. The game features a beautiful post-apocalyptic world, ably powered by Guerrilla Games' Decima engine. Players can enjoy the experience of moving through that world as Aloy in 4K and in various framerates, depending on the system being played on, but the option to play it in VR was unavailable.
That is, until now. VR modding specialist Luke Ross has created a VR mod for Horizon Zero Dawn that lets players inhabit the world of Horizon through the eyes of Aloy. Released via Ross' patreon, fans can view how well the mod works via a video recently uploaded to YouTube.
The VR mod enables first-person view and the results look seriously immersive. Inhabiting the lush world of Horizon from the perspective of Aloy, with trees, water, and landscape within first-person view, looks impressive. Tracking the AI robot creatures the game is known for, and hunting them, also takes on a special flavour in VR.
The VR mod was demonstrated by Cas of the YouTube channel Cas and Chary VR. "For the first time ever, it's possible to see the most astounding post-apocalyptic world in first-person VR as Aloy," reads the description.
Luke Ross, the creator of the mod, is known for VR conversions having done the same for the likes of Mafia 3, Grand Theft Auto 5, and Red Dead Redemption 2. This latest modification seems to run fairly well, although tests have shown it seems to max out at 45fps (via NME). However, as Cas says in her YouTube playthrough, you might need "strong VR legs" in order to play as Aloy and overcome motion issues.
Ross' mod also allows the option to toggle between first-person and third-person, among other UI and visual options. The Horizon Zero Dawn VR mod is currently available to download for Ross' Patreon supporters. To install it, Cas' video has a guide starting at 19 minutes and 30 seconds.
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