It’s been impossible to avoid Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain over the past few weeks. Hideo Kojima’s final entry in the long-running series has proved to be immensely popular since its launch on 1st September 2015. It was only a matter of time, then, before someone experimented with the title in virtual reality (VR). While there’s yet to be any Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) support for the PC version of the videogame, Anarchy Arcade is today building a Metal Gear Solid-themed environment, the creation of which is currently being streamed online.
Anarchy Arcade brings user’s personal desktops to life within VR environments in a range of different themes. The developers have today shared an image of their work on a new environment based on what appears to be the Shadow Moses setting of the original Metal Gear Solid title, which can be seen above. It features a virtual arcade that launches the recent title’s prequel, Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes. The same machine can be used to view video content and more. Twitch streaming of the environment’s creation is currently going on over on Anarchy Arcade’s official account.
It’s unlikely that VR fans will see any official integration between the Metal Gear Solid series and VR any time soon. That said, Kojima did last year post a photo of himself using the Oculus Rift for himself. It was also heavily speculated that the ill-fated Silent Hills, which was cancelled earlier in the year, would be supporting VR. Evidence arose from the title’s first-person playable teaser, P.T., and the involvement of famed director and self-proclaimed VR fan, Guillermo Del Toro. Sadly, it looks like fans may never experience a VR Silent Hill title now.
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