You can now play Portal 2 in VR thanks to a mod

“Look up at the ceiling” is so much easier in VR mode.

A close-up of Wheatley from Portal 2.

We’ll likely never see a third entry in Valve’s puzzle magnum opus. But that’s okay, because Portal 2 is a magnificent beast that maybe doesn’t need improving on. However, one way it can be improved a little bit is with virtual reality.

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As spotted by DSO Gaming, modder Gistix has released an early version of their Portal 2 mod that makes the game compatible with VR headsets. You can download it right now from GitHub, with version 0.1.5 having released just a few hours ago.

It’s still a work in progress, but it at least gives you a chance to take on the test chambers of Aperture Science in a more immersive environment.

GLaDOS would approve

If you don’t have a VR headset, the embedded video above gives you an idea of what it would be like to play the game using one. Perhaps it’s not the same as actually playing it, but it offers a glimpse into Gistix’s mod.

It doesn’t specify which headset in particular it’s compatible with. Presumably it will work with any device you plug into your PC, so long as it meets certain requirements.

The question of whether there’ll ever be a Portal 3 has been on people’s minds for years now. We know that Valve has a tough time breaking out those third installments, so seeing Portal 2 in VR may be the closest thing we’ll find for now.

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