Rockstar’s L.A. Noire saw a resurgence with a port to Nintendo Switch and version of the original title built from the ground up for virtual reality. VR Case Files was a wonderful addition to the VR ecosystem on the Vive and is now headed for Oculus Rift during the HMDs two-year anniversary.
Tomorrow, March 29, L.A. Noire VR Case Files brings a robust virtual detective experience to the Oculus Rift. Players will investigate crime scenes thoroughly, interrogate suspects face-to-face, fire and reload weapons with their own hands, and drive around eight square miles of recreated 1940s Los Angeles.
In my hands-on when it launched on Vive, L.A. Noire’s transition to VR was surprisingly well implemented. Investigations, as they’re structured in L.A. Noire, fit very snug into VR and engage the player perfectly. There are a handful of ways to move around, giving people with varying levels of comfort with VR a chance to experience things the way they want. The melee and gun combat is exciting, searching for clues is fittingly immersive, and being able to drive around the full map feels like foreshadowing for the future of VR games. VR Case Files, in some ways, gives VR devs something to aspire to.
Stay tuned to Shacknews for a full review of the game on Oculus Rift and read up on how Oculus is celebrating its two-year anniversary on the official blog.