I still remember the silence that fell on the public when Sony revealed the first trailer for Final Fantasy VII Remake – and cheers. Fans were eager to see these characters again in HD. But now there may be an even more immersive way to immerse yourself in the world of Cloud, Tifa, Barret and Aerith: a virtual reality mod from Luke Ross for the PC version of the game.
Ross is the modder we featured last month whose day job is to unofficially bring games to VR; you pay $10 a month to support his work and get access to his mods. Last time we left him he had just been slapped with a DMCA takedown notice apparently on his popular mods for Red Dead Redemption 2, Grand Theft Auto V, and Mafia: Definitive Edition. Although neither game publisher Take-Two nor Patreon told him exactly what was in violation, he decided to remove all references to those games out of credible fear that Patreon would shut down his entire account and kill his source. of income.
After that, it wasn’t entirely clear what Ross would do next. But it usually adds support for one game per month, and today’s release for Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade means it always keeps to schedule.
Above, see a video captured by Brian Tate this will give you a rough idea of what the mod looks like with full head movement; now imagine that all around you.
I did not try FFVII Remake Intergrade in VR myself still for two very good reasons: first, Ross warns that today’s mod is “the ultimate VR leg tester” and “will hit you with the force of a speeding steel train “. Some of the game’s camera moves even leave him breathless, he says…and as I established in my previous story, I’ve got nowhere near Ross’ guts in VR.
Second, FFVII Remake Intergrade costs $70 on PC, and I already have a perfectly good copy for PS5 that I beat months ago, Yuffie DLC and all. Maybe I’ll be ready to play it again next winter in the next episode, Final Fantasy VII Revivalrolled.
In other VR modding news, the Half Life 2: VR project plans to go into public beta in September. And Luke Ross strongly hints that his next VR project will be Spider-Man Remasteredwhich is coming to PC this Friday.