Modder Praydog, who previously added VR support to Resident Evils 2 and 3 (opens in new tab), has now brought the headset-based immersive gaming of the future to Resident Evils 7 and Village. Ian Higton at Eurogamer (opens in new tab) got the chance to sample the nearly-finished mod ahead of its release. Praydog intends to release it for free, but you can also support his future VR projects by backing his Patreon (opens in new tab).
Resident Evil 7 had very well-received support for Sony's PSVR headset, but never got a PC version, while Resident Evil Village never even received the PSVR nod. The demand for such a mode remained, however, given how well the games' slow-moving, first person action lends itself to VR play (opens in new tab).
Praydog's treatment is arguably even better than the official PSVR Resident Evil 7, which supports the headset only and requires a standard controller for movement and aiming. Praydog's mods, meanwhile, allow for full motion controls and even include a fully animated viewmodel instead of the official version's "floating camera" approach.
Eurogamer's video showcase (opens in new tab) of the mod is a real treat as well, with Higton taking a particular delight in the combination of motion controls and the uncanny-valley adjacent model for Ethan Winters' infant daughter that the game makes you hold throughout the introduction.
The mod also adds a whole new dimension to Village's infamous encounters with Lady Dimitrescu, allowing players to experience the… horror? Yes, the horror of getting held down and eviscerated by the 9 foot-tall matron in its full, immersive glory.
Once finished, you can likely find the project on Praydog's github page (opens in new tab) alongside his prior work on Resident Evil VR.