Resident Evil 8’s VR mod is the best fan conversion yet


With 2022 relatively slow for major new VR releases, the VR modding community has more than picked up the slack with a slew of fantastic new mods.

Last week we saw a great mod for Elden Ring, and there was also support for Wolfenstein II and more. But Praydog’s Resident Evil 8 VR mod might just be the best of them all.

Praydog has already impressed with fantastic conversions of Resident Evil 2 and 3 to VR, which brought both games to first-person and implemented motion controls. But next week’s Resident Evil 8 mod – which releases alongside identical support for Resident Evil 7 on PC – carries a game that’s already been usefully played in first-person. This makes it a much more natural transition.

And it shows. There are times – long sections, even – where this mod feels like an official horror game conversion made by Capcom itself. Check out over 35 minutes of gameplay just below.

Resident Evil 8 VR Mod: 35 minutes of gameplay

The most impressive part of the mod is the implementation of motion controls, which makes aiming much more natural while still maintaining the challenge. Plus, there are some brilliantly funny moments, like holding Ethan’s newborn baby, Rose, in your arms, only to find she’s sticking to your left hand.

There are finer points, of course. Watching cutscenes in VR is amazingly new at first, but forced camera movements – big VR no no since the early days – quickly make you sick to your stomach and they happen very often.

Overall, though, this is easily one of the most impressive and polished VR mods we’ve ever seen, up there with fantastic support for Alien Isolation and The Outer Wilds. Now, we can only hope Capcom learns a few lessons from this unofficial port if/when it finally decides to bring Resident Evil 8 (and remaster 7) to PSVR 2 and PC VR. We still have our two remaining fingers crossed for that. The Lycans got the rest of them.

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