Forest of the Rift | Escape: The Forest in the Forest.
I gave the headset a TechRadar review, saying it was lightweight, comfortable, and powerful enough to run impressive Oculus-like VR experiences. It could also be the best VR headset ever, depending on how well it’s made, whether it’s as portable as possible, and how comfortable and power efficient it is.
Sons of the Forest does not have VR support (yet)
There is no VR support in Sons of the Forest, so at this time you cannot play the game in VR. Developer Endnight Games has yet to confirm if this island-based survival game will have some sort of VR mode. However, we expect virtual reality to arrive at some point in the future.
This is because the original The Forest had a VR mode, which was added shortly after the game left Steam Early Access. The VR mode was in beta, at first, but it works quite well and kicks the fear factor of the game up to 11.
The Forest: How to play in VR
If the excitement and excitement of The Forest, all from a first-person view via virtual reality, sounds like an attractive option to you, then you’re in luck, because an older version of VR functionality has been added as of the last update.
To play in VR, you must have an Oculus Rift or HTC Vive and select The Forest VR Beta. This is a free update available to all players who have already purchased the base game. According to the official announcement on Steam, VR features include: ‘aim with full bow. Launch flares by tearing off the top. Igniting Molotov cocktails with your lighter, full 3D inventory and 3D book, and of course chopping down trees with touch controls, but our favorite part of this release is the caves. The caves feel claustrophobic and scary, and the large-scale creatures take on a new life.»
Step 4: Configure Game Settings
Before you start playing The Forest VR, you may that you want to configure the game settings to your liking.To configure the game settings, please follow these steps:
- In the game’s main menu, click the «Settings» button.
- Adjust the graphics and audio settings to your preferences
- Click «Save» to apply the changes
Will VR ever be added to the game?
It is unknown if there will be a VR inclusion in the future, but the likely answer is that it will not be added. Since there has been no official word on a VR feature coming to the game soon, it is believed that it will not. We’ll be hearing a lot more about VR support for Sons of the Forest.
Although players expected VR to be available soon after launch, that doesn’t mean it will be added to the game. For the foreseeable future, unless otherwise stated, you’ll have to continue playing this sequel to The Forest the way the developers intended.