Well, I suppose it was only a matter of time before someone made a VR version of Garry’s Mod. God help us all, it’s now arrived. Well, sort of.
VRMod is an early VR version of Facepunch Studios’ anarchic sandbox software. It’s created by Steam user Catse. It offers the massive toybox of tools and physics that has made Garry’s Mod a staple in most people’s Steam libraries for years now. You get to do pretty much whatever the hell you want, now with a headset on. Check it out in the footage below.
This mod packs some new VR-specific features, though. It’s got a teleport option was well as room-scale support. There’s a 3D menu too. All fairly standard stuff for VR, then, but very different additions to Garry’s Mod.
If you couldn’t tell from the footage, though, the mod is currently in a very early state. Catse warns that the “performance is bad and the projection is not perfect (it may make you feel sick, cause eye problems etc so use at your own risk).”
But performance improvements are on the way. Catse is also planning more locomotion options and multiplayer support in the future.
In fairness, we already sort of have a Garry’s Mod of VR. Sos Sosowski’s Mosh Pit Simulator offers a similarly hectic playground of death. That’s only just launched in Early Access, though, and it’s lacking a lot of the features that would keep us engaged. It’s also just so widely that we found it jarring and unenjoyable to play. Still, until VRMod is competent enough to play, it’s as close as you’ll get.