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GTA V VR unlikely, publisher claims industry isn’t ready for virtual reality

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GTA V is getting a first-person mode in its transition to PC but that’s unlikely to lead to virtual reality support, at least if the game’s publisher is to be believed.

Some clever clogs figured it out, and now it's among the best VR games on PC.

Take-Two’s CEO Strauss Zelnick says his company won’t be jumping onto VR development until they see “how the headsets roll out” and how they can “best deliver an experience.”

Speaking to Bloomberg TV, Zelnick was asked if the industry was ready for VR. “Not yet,” was his answer. “Part of it is we need to see how the headsets roll out and how we can best deliver an experience.”

One of his current concerns is the problem of nausea: “You'll play our games for a long period of time -- we don't want people getting nauseated.” There’s also the issue of comfort, “I'm not sure how long you want an immersive headset on your head.”

After the Oculus Rift hits the market Zelnick assures us that they’ll “Find out” if their games will work with the headset and “If that's what consumers want, we'll be first in line to give it to them."

Despite that, he said he’s in no rush to be the innovator in the field. “We see no reason to innovate in terms of business models. We prefer to be a fast follower. No one else can make our intellectual property -- only we can. I'm happy to have other people spend loads of dough on R&D."

So, Take-Two will be first in line to deliver VR to players so long as that’s a line made up of companies who aren’t early adopters or innovators.

And, thankfully, we’ve modders to provide VR to games when developers and publishers fall short.

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brains_omac Avatar
3 Years ago

Of course we want VR for GTA... PC gamers would have wanted your game out before christmas to... dont treat us like second class citizens, We are the market that have money

Tovias Avatar
3 Years ago

It's also the market that has some standards. Not many, but some.

WizardlyWolf Avatar
3 Years ago

After all the PC gamers getting as annoyed as they were when Unity came out it definatly does have fairly high standards

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Ninja Fried Rice(3 days 7 hours played)
3 Years ago

Someone will mod it into the game.

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NihlusGreen(17 days 12 hours played)
3 Years ago

Headset comfort and nausea are legitimate concerns from someone who has used VR (many years) before. I've been down voted before by saying so but while I remain interested in the concept, I wouldn't want to be a VR Beta tester.

Chocolateman1534 Avatar
3 Years ago

I really don't think that they should put GTA 5 into virtual reality, as it's so sophisticated that the game would be more aggravating than impressive and fun.

First person mode was hard enough, so Rockstar and Take Two shouldn't make it into a Virtual reality, as the game would fall apart and it would ruin peoples playing time as well.

The Oculus and VR isn't up to scratch, so this might discourage people from playing the game as they do with a normal monitor