Dark Souls VR Makes Lordran Come To Life
Dark Souls' world is pretty belligerent. You could say that of anything by FromSoftware, but there's something about Dark Souls that's so incessantly dark and oppressive that it really makes your skin crawl. Fancy seeing it up close and personal with a Dark Souls VR mod?
The Dark Souls aesthetic is dingy and so palpable you can almost smell the damp swampiness of it all, and frankly, it's not a world we'd be keen to immerse ourselves in further. But apparently, that's a controversial opinion - as one modder has found a way to get even closer to the grimness that lies in wait in Dark Souls.
What Is The Dark Souls VR Mod?
Shortly after his flatscreen-to-VR mod of Elden Ring made waves in its community, modder Luke Ross has returned with a brand-new update that makes Dark Souls compatible with virtual reality headsets.
Eurogamer took the mod for a spin in its recent instalment of the VR Corner series, and has reported that the Dark Souls VR mod can work at 160fps - with a view that can either hang over the players' shoulder or stand beside them.
VR mods for games like this don't precisely replicate the VR experience, meaning that you still have to play the game with a standard controller as motion controls aren't a part of the gameplay. Still, it does mean that the gameplay remains authentic to the way that it was initially developed. Plus, the mod comes packed with a "tourism mode," that lets you explore uninterrupted by baddies.
How Do You Download The Dark Souls VR Mod?
If you want to bag the VR version of Dark Souls yourself, then you're in luck, because it's easy to access - you're just going to have to pay for it. To access the mod, as well as similar mods for the likes of Elden Ring, Cyberpunk 2077, Red Dead Redemption 2 and more, then you can bag it by subscribing to Ross' Patreon page at £8 per month. It's not exactly cheap, but it will give you access to the lot.
We'll admit that the Dark Souls VR mod looks pretty impressive, especially because it uses the remastered version that only came out in 2018. VR can be a sometimes terrifying experience, and to be perfectly honest, we'd rather stay as physically far from the presumably smelly realm of Lordran as possible. You're more than welcome to wade on in, though.