Metroid Prime Looks Great In VR

The release of v5.0 of the Dolphin emulator has one very cool trick: it now has proper support for the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.

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Below is JoshDub (thanks, RPS) playing through the game everyone is going to jump to first: Metroid Prime, which is perfect for the platform given its visor-like HUD.

It’s not perfect, but for a game released over ten years ago, things seem to be working pretty well!

A lot better than they are, sadly, for the game I’d most want to play in VR: Wind Waker (which does have a first-person mode, but it’s very limited).

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DISCUSSION

religiousjedi
religiousjedi

I think it’s about time for the (bi-) annual tradition of playing Metroid Prine Trilogy.

Or I’ll settle for Echoes (my favorite Prime). Anyways, VR Metroid Prime = :O But watching the video made me wish it was motion controls too (dat stiff armed Samus).