In 2018, we informed you about a VR remake of the classic 1998 Unreal Gold game in Unreal Engine 4. Unreal VR is a total conversion of Unreal Gold, that came out in 1998, in Unreal Engine 4 with VR support and modder ‘kwstasg’ released an alpha version that is compatible with the Oculus Quest.
Unfortunately, and with the exception of the alpha support for Oculus Quest, this new version of UnrealVR does not bring anything new to the table.
The previous content update was released in March 2018, allowing players to visit all NyLeve map and swim in the water. The March 2018 version also added breakable Glasses in VRikers, functional switches in VRikers & NyLeve falls, access to NyLeve through VRikers hatch, as well as access to the Mine (No functionality yet) through NyLeve.
It’s worth noting that this project started as a VR Tour to Vortex Rickers. So yeah, while UnrealVR does not feature all the levels from the original game, it at least fulfilled its initial purpose.
In conclusion, this VR adaptation of Unreal Gold is a really cool concept that shows what that classic shooter game could have looked like in VR, so I strongly suggest downloading it and testing it if you own a VR device.
Those interested can download the Oculus Quest alpha build for Unreal VR from here.
John is the founder and Editor in Chief at DSOGaming. He is a PC gaming fan and highly supports the modding and indie communities. Before creating DSOGaming, John worked on numerous gaming websites. While he is a die-hard PC gamer, his gaming roots can be found on consoles. John loved – and still does – the 16-bit consoles, and considers SNES to be one of the best consoles. Still, the PC platform won him over consoles. That was mainly due to 3DFX and its iconic dedicated 3D accelerator graphics card, Voodoo 2. John has also written a higher degree thesis on the “The Evolution of PC graphics cards.”