LukeRoss

is creating R.E.A.L. VR mods

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As a "VR friend", you will support my work, and you will get immediate access to all my early development prototypes (including my new RDR2 VR mod).

You will also have dedicated assistance for mod installation, usage and in general any problems you might encounter, and you will be able to steer the direction in which my future work is going by making your voice heard in comments and polls.
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About LukeRoss

Hi guys,

Red Dead Redemption 2 can now be played in VR from start to finish! 50 to 160 hours of amazing gameplay that can finally be experienced the way we VR fans always wanted!!

Sorry, had to get that out of my system first :-) So, a few words about me and this project. I'm the author of the R.E.A.L. VR mod for GTA V that brings you inside the magical world that Rockstar has created, as you can see from this great fan-made video:


The enthusiasm with which my GTA V mod was received (more than 100,000 downloads, and still growing daily) gave me the courage to undertake an even more ambitious project: bringing the incredible Red Dead Redemption 2 to the VR community. As a Patron, you will be able to download my new mod in EARLY ACCESS right now, and you will get detailed instructions for installation and usage. But don't fear: from your side it's just a few easy setup steps, like with my previous GTA V mod, even though from a developer's point of view RDR2 was much more complex to bring to VR!

Why this project?

I have been creating VR mods for fun—and because some games just scream "Please play me in VR!" and I cannot resist their call—for a few years now. In 2017 I began working at my VR conversion for No One Lives Forever 2: A Spy in H.A.R.M.'s Way, which was received with amazing affection and support by the die-hard fans of the game, and was featured on UploadVR. Even Craig Hubbard personally expressed his appreciation to me! It's so sad that this hidden gem of a game today lies almost forgotten and buried under legal issues that make it impossible to even buy an official copy.

Encouraged by the reaction, in 2019 I went on to create another total VR conversion for the huge GTA V game, a monumental effort that swallowed up all of my spare time for many months. You can still find my first announcement for the project  here on Reddit. To clarify, by "total VR conversion" I mean that the full game is perfectly playable in stereoscopic VR from start to finish; you can even invest enough time in it to get all gold medals, which I admit I did, being a big fan of the game :-) The GTA V R.E.A.L. VR mod was featured on countless gaming websites, and it even made it all the way to Polygon.

Both of those mods are still, and will continue to be, available for free. But now I need your support, which leads me to...

Why Patreon?

When I decided to try my hand at RDR2, I knew that I was in for my hardest endeavor of this kind. The game is much more advanced than GTA V from a technical point of view, and the graphics API it supports (Vulkan and DX12) are similarly more complex than DX11, on which GTA V was based. I had to create a whole new framework for VR injection: basically everything I had built for GTA V mod was now useless and needed rewriting from scratch.

I decided to take the plunge though, and about six months ago I stopped taking new contracts altogether with my main freelance developer activity. Since then I've been working full time on this project, and if you guys are willing to support me it is my wish to keep doing so for the foreseeable future.

My intention is to keep improving this new RDR2 mod, as always listening closely to what you users and fans suggest, request and would like to see, and I also hope to be modding other AAA games with the same level of quality and attention that you have come to expect of me. I can't promise anything right now (despite anybody's best efforts, no game comes with a "moddable" guarantee, and failure is always an option), but I'm thinking of Cyberpunk 2077, Horizon Zero Dawn, Watch Dogs: Legion, Assassin's Creed Valhalla, and so on. If you guys are willing to accompany me in this journey, I will of course listen to what you have to say on the matter, in order to set my priorities.

But for the moment...
Have fun with Red Dead Redemption 2!!!
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 26 exclusive posts
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