The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim modded with Oculus Rift support

Bethesda's open-world RPG latest game to see support for VR headset.

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YouTube user "Chris Gallizzi" has posted a video (via Kotaku) showing The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim running with the Oculus Rift VR headset.

Two minutes of footage are shown, including sword combat and horseback traversal. "Playing Skyrim with the Oculus is a dream come true," said Gallizzi in the comments, before adding that the game's field of view with the VR headset "takes some adjusting depending on your sight… I'm [nearsighted] so I had to adjust [the] FOV from 100 to 110 to make everything seem correct."

Playing Skyrim on Oculus Rift is currently made possible by using the free and open-source Vireio Perception driver, which has also been used to make Left 4 Dead, Mirror's Edge, and Half-Life 2 work with the VR headset.

Last week Bethesda said the Skyrim development team had moved on to their next project.

Discussion

56 comments
Shinteikun
Shinteikun

screw this, until my brain is not hooked on USB or whatever and I'm playing games in comatose or dram like state, when everything looks like I'm literally inside a big world... all of these nonsense is irrelevant! I want something like Matrix... just cooler and more creative! and possibly fantasy!

adamomars
adamomars

fuck this ill jst make my own sword, and then go fight a grizzly and.... now.

adamomars
adamomars

the story i very important. but so is the gameplay.

filemaster4
filemaster4

I am going to purchase the development kit just for the heck of it. I will also get the consumer version when it does come out. I can't wait any longer, I just got to try it out. It will be like purchasing new iPhones every year, when they come up with better upgrades.

F4lloutShock
F4lloutShock

It's all fun until a burglar robs your house and maybe stabs you to death while you're blind and deaf from the real world environment, busy looking at the pretty shadows on your cave wall.

Zloth2
Zloth2

The game is pretty awesome just with 3D Vision, it should be even better with Rift.  (If I can get my eyes to focus on something that close, anyway.)

game_more
game_more

Hell YES! I bought Skyrim for my PC for this reason. My Oculus headset will arrive next month :)

Barrakas21
Barrakas21

Its a cool gadget but i prefer not to go blind that looks dangerous

surppo
surppo

All they need now is move support and my fantasy will be complete!!!!

Dasim64
Dasim64

Once the consumer model comes out I'm going to have to build a computer so I can get back into computer gaming and use these beauties. I can't wait to jump into Skyrim and feel like I'm really there. If you want to get a better idea of what it looks like make the YouTube vid full screen and then cross your eyes until the two images come together in the middle to form a 3rd image and focus on that one. If you do it correctly you can clearly see the 3D. It's pretty impressive. 

tushwacker
tushwacker

This seems like a migraine waiting to happen.. VR only makes sense if you can aim and move your screen independently. If moving the mouse is the only way to pan your screen, then it is no longer virtual reality. If you can pan the screen by moving your head, but this also moves your crosshair, then combat will be really strange.. Save these goggles for flight and racing games.. you need at least a gun with sensors on it for FPS games..

Monsta1217
Monsta1217

i can only imagine a lot of people fu*king up their living room just with horseback riding and sword fighting alone lol

JamDev
JamDev

Just when you thought Skyrim's gameplay couldn't get any more broken.

Spartan_418
Spartan_418

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small amount of faith in humanity restored

supergp17
supergp17

Package the Oculus Rift with a game like Skyrim, and it will sell like candy.

Addyb73
Addyb73

This is all wrong.The characters arms move in tandem with the head tracking and thus ruins the illusion of 'being there'

I wouldn't want to play it like this but it'll be done properly in time no doubt.

Rusmurf
Rusmurf

Waiting for the consumer version, they say not to buy the dev one unless your pretty savy with this stuff. Should be amazing!

JLCrogue
JLCrogue

Awesome! I now want an Oculus Rift twice... no, three times as much as I wanted it before!

alvarokike
alvarokike

(Even though I won't be able to sleep for weeks)

Fallout 3 with Oculus Rift

...just do it.

slefo29
slefo29

"Posted a YouTube video running Skyrim."

I just envisioned a video of someone wearing ski goggles standing in his living room  and shouting at furniture lol

AlexFili
AlexFili

Now we need to see it on Wii U and 3DS (or a game like it?)

gargungulunk
gargungulunk

This would be perfect!  ...that's an understatement.

I skipped Skyrim and got my epic-open-fantasy fix with Reckoning:KoA,  

...now I know why. 

jinzo9988
jinzo9988

I think I'm sold on this thing.  Granted I've absolutely exhausted all the content in Skyrim at this point but the more games this thing supports, the better... and Skyrim's a big one.

Polaris-dono
Polaris-dono

Honestly, I'd have been mad if this didn't happen.

Dudersaper
Dudersaper

Now just need to get a mod which keeps you in first person on the horse and pow! 100% immersion.


Or 80%, the other 20% needs motion controls...*shivers*

Hurvl
Hurvl

@Shinteikun Matrix without being killed if you die in the game and not getting hunted by Agent Smith types, that would be great, lol.

Hurvl
Hurvl

@filemaster4 You're an ideal consumer, exactly the kind of person that companies want people to be like. If you have the money to spare go ahead, but I'm generally much more careful with what I spend my money on.

Zloth2
Zloth2

@game_more Errr, you're getting a developer SDK?  Are you a developer?

poster012
poster012

@Barrakas21 Are. . . are you serious? You realize that it won'd do that right. Do you also not own a microwave for the fear of it giving you cancer?

TheWarscent
TheWarscent

@surppo think bigger. Using the second gen Xbone  Kinect with the Rift would allow gamers to be in a fluid 1.1 virtual world for the first time. Imagine  moving your own virtual fingers in front of your face while inside a game.The move is just a toy.Rift with Kinect could be a huge evolutionary step in not just gaming, but virtual reality in general.

Dasim64
Dasim64

@tushwacker You can set it up multiple ways depending on your personal preference. There are several built in profiles so it's easy to find one that works for you. There are some demo vids on YouTube that show this. And yes you can separate the cross hair movement from the head tracking if you like. I watched a video of a guy playing some Team Fortress and he really liked it. I think it will be just fine for FPS games once you find a comfortable setup. Don't know about the headaches but from what I've read it doesn't have the issues of the typical 3D setups because of the way it utilizes dual screens, lenses, and full adjustability of how they are set for your eyes. The main issue I've read is that it is a bit difficult adjusting to normal vision after you have been looking at the screens for a while because of the way your eyes focus on them. 

burnettaj
burnettaj

Haha! your right. Knocking over lamps and busting windows swinging their arms.

surppo
surppo

@Addyb73 I would like to see move support for the game if they can get the arms to move like your arms or atleast independent of your head.

tushwacker
tushwacker

@Addyb73 I posted the same opinion above haha.. I should've read down and just liked your comment instead of adding my own.

EvilShabazz
EvilShabazz

@Addyb73 Star Citizen is supposed to have Occulus Rift support from the ground up.

Joeguy00
Joeguy00

@gargungulunk 

Well hey, it sounds interesting as long as the game motion and resolution is bear-able.

surppo
surppo

@Dudersaper The move is pretty good for fps games on the ps3, if you can get over yourself that is.

TheWarscent
TheWarscent

@Zloth2 @game_more I may get a kit soon ,but im not a dev.Im more exited about the Rift than the console hardware update people are calling next gen.

Barrakas21
Barrakas21

@poster012 @Barrakas21 i know i looked like a fanatic american christian i talked without knowing but i said it looked! dangerous i hope its not lol and you dont stay in front of a microwave dont you?

Zloth2
Zloth2

@surppo @Addyb73 NOT going to happen in Skyrim.  When you go first person, the body actually vanishes and the UI plops a couple of arms out in front of you.

Dudersaper
Dudersaper

@surppo @Dudersaper I wouldn't know, to be honest. I've never used PS Move. But unfortunately the Oculus Rift is PC only, so PS Move would be out of question.

d3nR
d3nR

What he said but on shrooms.

deviant74
deviant74

@Barrakas21 @poster012 No you looked like a Detroit Lions fanatic.  How they know in there heart they are going to the super bowl every year, just kills me.