Before Oblivion made the Elder Scrolls series accessible to casual players, there was Morrowind, an open-world RPG designed to give players as much freedom to explore its intricate world and complete its numerous as possible.
Even though Morrowind was released in 2002, the game still has a thriving community, in large part thanks to the work of the team behind OpenMW, a free and open-source recreation of Morrowind’s engine that makes the game playable on modern operating systems while fixing a ton of bugs and introducing many improvements.
Thanks to its open-source nature, VR enthusiasts have been able to create a fork of OpenMW with VR support, calling it simply OpenMW-VR. To play Morrowind in VR using OpenMW-VR, you need to:
OpenMW-VR runs best on Windows, but you can also build it from source on Linux.
If you would like to explore Morrowind’s huge world with your friends, then you should also check out TES3MP, which adds multiplayer functionality to OpenMW and, thanks to Mads Buvik Sandvei’s fork, OpenMW-VR.
While there’s still a lot of work to be done for the multiplayer VR experience to be perfect and free of bugs, main quests in Morrowind and its expansions are all completable.
Don’t have friends who would enjoy exploring Morrowind with you? Then you can visit the official TES3MP Discord server and introduce yourself. Despite its game, Morrowind is still one of the best RPGs you can play, and multiplayer and VR only make it better.