A member of the official Oculus VR forums has managed to get the soon to release The Elder Scrolls Online up and running with the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) headset. It was achieved using Tridef3d software on the early access version of the MMO, available for pre-order customers. A makeshift screenshot of the title running in VR can be seen below. The title releases to everyone on 4th April, 2014.
According to the post, The Elder Scrolls Online holds up well for a non-native Oculus Rift title. One noted issue was that the low-resolution screen on the first Oculus Rift developer kit made it hard to read much of the on-screen text. However this shouldn’t be an issue come the release of the second kit (DK2), which starts shipping this July.
This isn’t the first The Elder Scrolls title to see a makeshift conversion to VR. Both 2006’s The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion and 2011’s The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim can be played with an Oculus Rift using similar methods. VRFocus showed how to get the former running in VR as part of this week’s Mod of the Week feature. VRFocus will continue to report on VR titles, either native or otherwise, going forward.