Virtual Reality is an interesting beast. While initially touted as the next generation of interactive entertainment, the technology has recently found itself stagnating rather than innovating, and a lot of consumers continue to remain on the fence due to the steep price point and lack of killer apps. Since the PlayStation VR’s launch, though, things have started to pick up, and this year has seen some gems release on the market for those able to afford one of the big budget headsets for their living room.
Rockstar’s first foray into VR comes by the way of L.A. Noire, Team Bondi’s 2011 sleeper hit set in a dark, sprawling Los Angeles. More specifically, L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files.
The VR Case Files is, out of namesake, not the full L.A. Noire experience, so don’t go in expecting to cruise through the original game’s 20-hour campaign. What’s included here, instead, is seven missions picked from five of the game’s ‘desks’, ranging from homicide to vice. These are all pulled from the main game, so those who’ve played much of L.A. Noire prior should be able to recognise what’s going on pretty quickly.