The Mafia series is perhaps destined to always live in the shadows of Grand Theft Auto, which is coming exclusively to the Oculus Quest 2 headset in the future. The serious does have many dedicated fans, however, and they can now rejoice because VR developer Luke Ross has made all three games playable with a PC VR headset.
The mod that makes it possible to play the Definitive Edition of the first Mafia game in VR was released by Ross in September, and it’s now joined by Mafia 2 and Mafia 3. All three mods are available to the modder’s Patreon subscribers, and you can become one as well for just $10 a month.
Of course, you will also need to own the games in question. Currently, the mod for Mafia III works only with the Epic Games Store version of the game, but the Steam version should be supported soon.
You can expect the best experience when playing Mafia I and Mafia III, which share the same engine. Mafia III even supports surround audio, allowing you to instantly recognize where each sound and voice is coming from as you rotate your head and look around in the game.
First-person view is supported both on foot and inside vehicles, and Luke Ross made it possible to easily adjust the driving position so that you can enjoy a comfortable experience regardless of whether you sit inside a classic Ford or hop behind the wheel of an airplane. Hopefully, mods like these will be something we continue seeing more often because there are many PC games worth experiencing in VR.