As noted by filmmaker Jose Jones on Twitter, Fallout 4 was been available for less than 24 hours and someone has already figured out how to get the game working on the Oculus Rift developer’s kit (DK) 2.
Check out the video below from Game Hard 4.0 on YouTube that shows ten minutes of gameplay from the beginning of Fallout 4 (starting right after you’ve finished making your character).
As per usual with gameplay captured from a virtual reality device, the video is split into what would normally be seen through each lens of the headset. With the headset on, your brain and eyes work together to form one cohesive image.
The fact that modders have already found a way to make the game work with a VR-enabled device like the Oculus Rift is a testament to the future of Fallout 4’s modding community.
While mods will eventually be supported by the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions of Fallout 4 (in addition to PC), the Oculus Rift does not work with either console. Sony is, however, gearing up to release its own VR headset for the PS4. Microsoft, on the other hand, has no plans to create or release a VR device.
Bethesda’s vice president of public relations Pete Hines recently spoke on how Fallout 4 mods would work on consoles.
“We do it in a way that’s easy,” Hines said in an interview with Xbox’s Larry Hryb. “I get asked this a lot on social media and Twitter. This is not about, ‘You have to have a PC and you have to do it yourself.’ The idea is you go to play the game and there’s a menu option and you click on it and there’s just a bunch of stuff for you to download. You click on the stuff you want and you start playing the game with these new mods. We want it to be a really streamlined, fun experience.”