Videogame modders can do remarkable things, as VRFocus previously reported with the Half-Life 2 VR mod. A modder on Reddit has released an Alpha build of a mod that allows horror title Alien: Isolation to be played in virtual reality (VR).
A poster on Reddit going by the name Nibre has released an early Alpha build of a mod on to Github that allows users who own Alien: Isolation on Steam to be able to play the title in VR using an Oculus Rift headset.
The mod is currently only available for the Oculus Rift and is recommended for Seated play only, since there is no Snap Turning or teleportation movement, only free movement and slow turning. Motion control has not yet been implemented, and can currently only be played with an Xbox controller or a keyboard and mouse combination, though keyboard and mouse lacks a re-centering option. The developer is working on introducing HTC Vive compatibility, and hopes to introduce some basic HTC Vive function ‘soon’. Room scale play is also planned for a later date.
Since the mod is an Alpha build, there are some known issues, such as the monitor screen remaining black and not showing gameplay, though the Headset is functioning. Using the Oculus Mirror function is a workaround for this. The Menu can also sometimes appear off-screen, though the menu still functions and some objects can sometimes spawn too ‘close’ to the player to be properly focussed on. The developer is aware of these problems and is working to correct them.
Reception to this mod on Reddit has largely been positive, and a slew of requests to reward the modder for their hard work has prompted them to open their Paypal account to donations.
Further information can be found on the Github page.
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