L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files released for HTC Vive in December 2017 and received generally positive reviews for how well the popular detective game’s mechanics have been translated to VR.
In this reiteration of the game, you’ll once again take on the role of Cole Phelps who uses his investigative skills and wit to solve various criminal cases. The game keeps the original’s signature interrogation gameplay and enhances the experience through the magic of VR. You even get to take part in the occasional bout of fisticuffs.
Well, now all of that is heading to Oculus Rift too. I’m pretty sure that there were some upset Rift owners when Rockstar Games announced the title exclusively for HTC Vive last year. However, luckily Rift players didn’t have to wait too long to get their hands on the game since Oculus is celebrating two years since the launch of the Oculus Rift. As part of that celebration, they announced that, amongst other offers and deals, that L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files is finally heading to the headset as well.
Rolling In The 1940s
L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files arrives on the Rift today with official support Oculus Touch support. So if you’re excited to explore the eight square miles of 1940s Los Angeles Rockstar re-created in VR then make sure to give this one a try.
While it’s not the entire L.A. Noire game remade for VR; the game does offer seven great cases from the original game that will immerse you in the gangster Rockstar released back in 2011. They’ve also added an entirely new area for the VR version in the form of Phelp’s office. So while you could only previously see his office in the game’s main menu, you now get to fully explore it in VR.
L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files is available now on Steam for HTC Vive at $29.99. It will become available for Oculus Rift as well on Steam and the Oculus Store later today.