Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas will be made available with a whole new Virtual Reality (VR) experience.
Oculus, a VR headset producing company, have confirmed that their Oculus Quest 2 headset will be compatible with the third edition of the PS2 franchise, which was originally launched back in 2004.
Rockstar Games, the developers, are on the cusp of bringing back GTA 3 and Vice City alongside San Andreas with a Remastered Trilogy for next-gen consoles.
The three games will provide significant visual upgrades, which includes new lighting, weather and shadows to improve graphical implementation.
This will ensure that the way that cars look under street lighting, effects such as splashing puddles and character appearances are set to be dramatically improved.
GTA Remastered Trilogy VR
This news was confirmed during Facebook’s Connect live event and Oculus stated that the project had been in development for “many years.”
Cited by VGC, Oculus said: “Get a new perspective on Los Santos, San Fierro, and Las Venturas as you experience (again or for the first time) one of gaming’s most iconic open worlds. “This is a project many years in the making, and we can’t wait to show you more of it.”
Rockstar also revealed that the individual titles will be launched on day one for both PS Now and Xbox Game Pass, meaning that gamers will save a huge amount of money with their subscriptions to the respective Microsoft and Sony databases.
This could be a huge turning point in the gaming industry if this relationship between Oculus and Rockstar turns out to be a harmonious one. Sure, we have seen VR gaming in racing titles before, but not in a seismic open world game such as this.
Plenty of competing developers will be keeping a close eye on its reception and whether it turns out to be either a success or a failure.
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