GTA V on HTC VIVE is Spectacular, Here’s How it is Happening

GTA V on HTC VIVE is now possible thanks to the hard work of Downsider, a modder on Reddit who is working on a new Mod to make this happen.

GTA V on HTC VIVE is provided by a modder who managed to make Rockstar’s open world game work on VIVE. Modder who goes by the Downsider has modded Grand Theft Auto V to make it support HTC VIVE. You can check the video to see just how immersive it could turn out to be.

Downsider started working on the mod once again after putting it on hold for a month or two, now that his “school is out.” The controls are mapped to your HTC VIVE controller and are tracked in-real time. Obviously, the game runs in first person view with HTC VIVE.

Players are able to aim their weapons with their hands which makes the experience more immersive and fun. Room-Scale tracking enables players to duck behind covers to avoid gun-fire. GTA V maps is massive but looking it in VR will make it overwhelming.

There is no word right now from its creator about when this mod will be out but fans on Reddit seem really excited to get their hands on it as soon as possible.

The GTA V modding community has truly outdid itself with this one. But as enticing as this looks, getting an HTC VIVE will cost you an arm and leg.

Also, you need the following system specs to support HTC VIVE:


  • Graphics card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970, AMD Radeon R9 290 equivalent, or greater
  • Processor: Intel i5-4590, AMD FX 8350 equivalent, or greater
  • RAM: 4GB+
  • Video Output: HDMI 1.4, DisplayPort 1.2, or newer
  • USB Port: 1x USB 2.0 or greater port
  • Operating System: Windows 7 SP1 or newer

Head over here for a comparison between HTC VIVE and Oculus Rift price and specs.

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