Talk about The Legend of Zelda Breath Of The Wild en VR it’s something that, I’m sure, will give more than one person goose bumps. And, let’s not forget, we are talking about a game that, for many, is one of the best in history. And no, I’m not talking about the history of the Zelda saga, I’m not talking about Nintendo, I’m not even talking about consoles, I’m not talking about game in general, compared to the rest of the titles published for all platforms throughout history. And no, I do not intend to enter into a discussion about it and to compare it with Ocarina of Time, I simply pick up a fairly widespread popular feeling.
And for those who are thinking about it, when talking about Zelda Breath of the Wild in VR I’m not referring to the native support that the game already had since 2019, and that allows you to play it on a Switch with cardboard, those devices designed in cardboard to hold a device in front of your eyes as a virtual reality viewer. And it is that although yes, less is nothing, the resolution of Nintendo Switch, 720p, is very, very short to enjoy a really satisfactory VR experience. There are even those who came to call it a crime against Hyrule.
No, when I talk about Zelda Breath of the Wild in VR I mean a surprising project carried out by the community and recently announced, based on a Nintendo emulator for PC and that would allow you to play Breath of the Wild with all the splendor offered by virtual reality viewers available for PC. I’m talking about touring Hyrule at high resolution, in a version of the game optimized for that purpose, and whose first advance you can see in this video:
This project to be able to enjoy Zelda Breath of the Wild is, as I have indicated before, the work of amateurs, Nintendo has nothing to do with it, and there are no plans for it to reach either Switch (obviously) or other consoles. The mod is based on Cemu, a popular Wii U emulator for Windows and, of course, everything points to technical requirements will be particularly high, since you have to add those of the emulator with those of the title and those of the virtual reality viewer. In other words, you will need a good PC to enjoy it.
As for dates, the developers claim that still a few months away, maybe even more than half a year, until Zelda Breath of the Wild in VR for PC begins to arrive, probably in beta form, to interested players. And although what the video shows is most promising, it is still necessary to implement some basic aspects, such as the Link management system. However, I bet that the possibility of enjoying Zelda Breath of the Wild in VR at 4K resolution will compensate, for many, both the investment and the wait.