An Elden Ring VR mod is coming, and we have some footage

The Lands Between are a beautiful, foreboding place—”like a dream,” as all the soapstones put it. That surreal blend of beauty and horror would be quite something to experience through a VR headset, and it just so happens that modder Luke Ross (known for his REAL VR mods for Red Dead Redemption 2 and Cyberpunk 2077), is making Elden Ring VR a thing. Click the video above for an exclusive sneak peek.

While Ross is well versed in making third-person VR mods (the Mafia trilogy being a case in point), for Elden Ring he’s optimizing the mod for the first-person perspective. You’ll be able to play in the original third-person view as well, though he doesn’t recommend it.

“Third-person in this game is really far away (about 5 meters on average) and that doesn’t work very well in VR,” Ross told me. “Instead of being in the thick of action, you’re kind of like ‘Hey, is something going on over there?’ Nevertheless, I’m going to leave the original camera as an option for purists. I’ll probably also add an intermediate, close-third-person camera. But I think the first-person camera is where it’s at.”

(Image credit: FromSoftware)

It’s a fair point, though I have to say that in the case of Elden Ring that ‘something going on over there’ could be a feline stone gargoyle lurking around a corner, or a Tree Sentinel riding in to skewer you while you’re slaughtering a band of wandering nobles. Controlling the camera independently of your character can really save your skin. On the other hand, you’ll probably be in a much better position to time those parries to perfection when a halberd is heading for the side of your actual head.

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