Behold Grand Theft Auto 5 on the Oculus Rift

Grand Theft Auto 5

Two days after Grand Theft Auto 5 launched for the PC, someone has figured out how to make it work with the Oculus Rift. The results, as seen in this video of a high-speed crotch-rocket ride through Los Santos, are nothing short of spectacular.

The VR functionality was enabled by vorpX, which "lets you play many existing DirectX9-11 games on your Oculus Rift in stereo 3D." There's not a whole lot going on here in terms of gameplay—creator Falandorn says he's "not really into missions and all that, just speeding about shooting people and causing carnage is entertainment enough"—but even as just a sight-seeing tour, it's a blast. And the great thing is, this is just two days after launch—this kind of thing is only going to get better.

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Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.