It looks like Hogwarts Legacy VR is soon to become a reality, thanks to a transformative mod for Unreal Engine which will enable virtual reality support for the Harry Potter RPG game. As we approach the Hogwarts Legacy release date, if you want to explore the school of witchcraft and wizardry in more detail than ever before, new gameplay footage shows Hogwarts Legacy VR in action. Oh, and it should work for Epic’s shooter, Fortnite, as well.
Developed by ‘Praydog,’ the VR modder who previously added virtual reality support for Resident Evil 2, the aptly named ‘UE VR Injector’ mod will offer virtual reality support for games using Unreal Engine – which includes Hogwarts Legacy. If you want to feel like you’re actually inside the Hogwarts Legacy map, or personally casting all those Hogwarts Legacy spells, that may soon become a reality.
With Hogwarts Legacy early access upon us, dedicated VR channel Flat2VR has already tested Praydog’s mod inside the Harry Potter game. At the moment, there is no support for motion controls, meaning that the mod, for all intents and purposes, is visual only – you can turn your head and look around Hogwarts, but you’ll still have to use a regular controller.
Also, there is no set release date yet for the UE VR Injector, so we may need to wait. Keep an eye on Praydog’s Patreon for further updates. Nevertheless, as well as Hogwarts Legacy, you can also take a look at Fortnite VR for further proof of the concept.
Alternatively, meet all the Hogwarts Legacy characters you’ll encounter. You might also want to peruse the Hogwarts Legacy challenges so that you know what awaits you during your fifth year of studying. We can also help you brew up some helpful Hogwarts Legacy potions, or help you find all the Hogwarts Legacy eyeball chests, to keep the galleons rolling in.
The creator of the Harry Potter series, JK Rowling, has made a number of transphobic remarks on social media in recent years. Warner Bros. has the licence to make games based on Harry Potter. While the details of that deal aren’t publicly known, and WB Games says “J.K. Rowling is not directly involved in the creation of the game”, it is likely that, as the creator and owner of the Harry Potter IP, she will earn royalties from its sales. If you’d like to learn more about transgender equality or lend your support, here are two important charities we encourage you to check out: the National Center for Transgender Equality in the US, and Mermaids in the UK.