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Star Wars: Jedi Outcast Looks Even More Fun In VR

A new mod introduces motion-controlled lightsabers and gesture-based Force abilities.

You can now play LucasArt’s popular 2002 first-and-third-person adventure game, Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast in VR on Meta Quest and Pico 4 headsets thanks to a new port from Team Beef, the same development team behind popular VR ports and mods for iconic games such as DOOM and Quake.

The JK XR – Jedi Knight II: Outcast VR Port was built using OpenXR and, based on the trailer, faithfully recreates the original Force-driven experience. The game even features full motion-controlled lightsabers, gesture-based saber throws, collision-based laser deflections, and gestured-based Force abilities.

The following is a more comprehensive list of features (as provided by Team Beef):

  • “New fully-modeled VR weapons.
  • Full motion-controlled lightsaber.
  • Real collision-based laser deflections.
  • VR weapon/Force wheels.
  • Gesture-based use/interact.
  • Gesture-based Force actions (push, pull, and grab).
  • Weapon scopes.
  • Gesture-based lightsaber throw.
  • In-game menu tutorial videos.
  • Cheat menu (hidden in the Datapad).
  • Companion app for streamlined mod download.”

Getting started is fairly simple. All you need is a Meta Quest or Pico 4 VR headset, a computer, and a copy of Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast, currently available for $9.99 via Steam. Here’s how it works:

  1. Download the free SideQuest app on your computer and install JKXR on Quest or Pico 4 (It’s important to note that your Quest headset must be in Developer Mode. More on how to do that here).
  2. Open JKXR on your headset and allow any and all permissions requested by the app to automatically generate the necessary folders.
  3. Head to “Jedi OutcastGameDatabase” on your PC and copy the asset files “assets0.pk3, assets1.pk3, assets2.pk3, assets5.pk3” from the original PC version of the game into “JKXRJK2base.”
  4. Slip on your headset, visit the “Unknown Sources” section, and select JKXR to begin playing.

Credit: Team Beef

If you get lost during the process, Team Beef has included a Companion App in an attempt to help simplify the process. There’s even a short demo for those on the fence about playing.

Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast is available to play now in VR on Meta Quest and Pico 4 VR headsets. The team says that plans for a PC VR launch will hopefully arrive on a later day.

For more information visit here.

Feature Image Credit: Team Beef


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