Hogwarts Legacy fan crafts impressive VR mode that makes the magic school look almost real
Hogwarts Legacy takes place in the eponymous school for much of the time. The Wizarding School of Witchcraft and Wizardry looks phenomenal and impresses with its attention to detail. Each course has its own characteristics. An example of this would be the moving pictures.
Due to the high level of detail, many students voluntarily spend a lot of time in the walls of Hogwarts. A fan has now developed a VR mode for Hogwarts Legacy that allows us to experience the world directly from the character’s eyes.
Immerse yourself in Hogwarts Legacy VR mode
Why is? VR artist Praydog has created a universal VR mod that will make any title playable in VR. The only requirement is that the game was developed with Unreal Engine 4 or 5.
He has now also used the mod for Hogwarts Legacy and shows what the Hogwarts castle looks like from the first-person perspective:
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This makes Hogwarts Castle even more tangible and the level of immersion increases immeasurably. It looks like we’re actually within the walls of Hogwarts, so we can calmly admire all the little details that would be lost with the third-person perspective.
JK Rowling’s transphobia: The success of Hogwarts Legacy indirectly benefits Harry Potter author JK Rowling, who participates through existing publishing rights and the associated sale of the books. Rowling continues to be active in anti-LGBTQIA+ rhetoric and actively supports anti-trans policies in the UK. If you want to find out more about the topic, you will find a summary of the most important controversies surrounding Hogwarts Legacy here.
Hogwarts Legacy can be seen from the normal perspective in the following test video:
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VR mod is not suitable for weak PCs
However, there are some limitations for the VR mod. During cutscenes and as soon as the wand is waved, the game automatically switches to third-person perspective. In addition, there is no movement control in the skill tests, but the normal input via mouse and keyboard or the controller.
Also, the mod is only available for powerful PCs. The scenes recorded were shot with a GeForce RTX 4090 graphics card, an RTX 3080 is the absolute minimum. In addition, there are currently crashes when using the mod.
It is also not yet clear when the VR inventor will release the mod. Until then, we’ll have to make do with the videos in which Hogwarts can be explored from a first-person perspective.
Which would you prefer for Hogwarts Legacy: The VR mode or the well-known perspective?