Well, that certainly didn’t take very long at all: a YouTube and Oculus Rift user called “Falandorn” has uploaded footage of Rockstar’s massive, open-world crime simulator working in virtual reality. Granted, it’s rudimentary VR that’s been added in, but it’s a start.
Using a program that’ll be familiar to many Oculus Devkit users, vorpX, one can move the thumbstick or mouse movements (in other words: your view-point movement when in first-person mode) onto the Oculus Rift’s head tracking instead. The results speak for themselves. It’s not perfect, but if you want ride VR motorbikes through the streets of downtown L.A. (or head straight to the strip club like pretty much everyone is going to do, let’s be honest here), this is a good start.
You can check it out in action after the jump. Then, if you have an Oculus Rift DK2 and a copy of GTA V on your PC, scuttle off to grab a copy of vorpX, which you can do over here.