Explore Night City in VR with this new mod for PC VR headsets.
Earlier this week, prolific VR modder Luke Ross released his highly-anticipated R.E.A.L. VR mod for Cyberpunk 2077, allowing those with a PC VR headset and a beefy gaming PC the ability to explore Night City in VR for the first time. In this highly-anticipated action role-playing game, players step into the role of a futuristic mercenary and travel throughout an open-world environment completing quests in exchange for various skill upgrades.
Developed by CD Projekt Red, the same team behind The Witcher video game series,the game was released on PC and select consoles in 2020 to what can most politely be described as “mixed reception” by critics and fans. A majority of the criticism centered around the games’ litany of glitches and game-breaking bugs. Since then the company has worked to rectify these issues through a series of patches and updates, making several noticeable improvements along the way.
Now, thanks to the efforts of Ross—who’s previous VR mods include Red Dead Redemption 2, Mafia 3: Definitive Edition, and Grand Theft Auto 5—you can experience life as a cybernetically-enhanced super-mercenary in immersive VR using any Steam-compatible headset.
That said, you will need to own a copy of the game on Steam in order to play. Here’s how to get started:
- Sign up to become a paid member of Luke’s official Patreon page (starting at $10 per month). This grants you access to Rosss’ many other R.E.A.L. VR mods as well.
- Download the Cyberpunk 2077 mod and unzip the zip file.
- Open the Cyberpunk game folder (right-click the application on Steam and select properties–>local files–>browse).
- Copy and paste the three files provided in the “x64” folder located in the “bins” folder (replace files if asked).
- Double-click and run the “RealConfig.bat” file located in the same “x64” folder (select “run anyway” if asked).
And that’s it. Your copy of Cyberpunk 2077 is now ready to play in VR. Similar to Rosss’ other R.E.A.L. mods, the Cyberpunk 2077 VR mod does not feature support for motion controls, just head movement. As a result you will need to use a gamepad in order to play.
As far as we know there is no recommended spec list in which to reference. The mod appears to work on most PC VR headsets, though you will need a fairly powerful PC in order to play. Ian Higton, video producer at Eurogamer, claims that the game runs fine on his rig, which features an RTX 3070, though result may vary.
Sign up for Rosss’ Patreon page here to get started.
Image Credit: CD Projekt Red