BEACON TRANSCRIPT – While most game developers are thinking about how to integrate the new virtual reality technology, it seems that there are a couple of people out there who think gaming might just become too real. Recently, a modder declared that GTA V in VR is a little disturbing.
Probably everybody’s thinking what bank to rob in order to buy a gaming rig good enough to support a VR headset. Make no mistake! As cool as they might seem, Google Chrome has nothing on VR headsets in terms of hunger.
But the game is still one, and everyone’s making plans about what games they should play once they’ve bought a VR headset. The most popular choices out there seem to be Far Cry 4, The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim and GTA V.
While hacking and slashing seems perfectly natural on a controller or keyboard, it seems that the game changes once we switch to VR. Joseph Delgado, a renowned modder was among the first people to recognize that VR might make games too real for one’s taste.
Well, that doesn’t sound awful, if you’re interested in playing Euro truck Simulator 2, or other games that aren’t about hacking, shooting or stabbing someone.
Currently, Delgado is working on a VR mode for the popular open-world game. And it would seem that he is very close to finishing his work on the mode. However, the veteran modder declared that upon testing the mod with a VR headset, he experienced some mixed feelings regarding gameplay.
In order to show us what he meant, Delgado posted on the web a GIF depicting his mod in action. From our point of view, it’s nothing out of the ordinary: just a guy with a gun shooting a man in his car. The man flees out of the car while the player finishes him off with a bullet in the head.
Well, this doesn’t seem too unusual, but think about what it feels like if you wore the VR headgear. We see nothing wrong with decapitating an adversary on the screen, but we might feel guilty and uneasy if we were to execute a person in this manner. Basically, that window between our reality and VR, which was the screen vanishes, leaving us to believe that virtual reality is the only reality.
Now, it seems pretty disturbing to hear a poor sod begging for his life while you decide whether or not to put a bullet in his head.
GTA V is a little disturbing in VR, especially when the player uses the hand motion technology along with the headgear. If GTA V seems a little disturbing, we truly wonder how will players feels when they will decapitate someone in Skyrim.