Famed virtual reality designer Luke Ross released the much-anticipated Marvel’s Spider-Man VR mod late last week as an exclusive to his friend’s Patreon VR class (priced at €11 + VAT per month).
With Marvel’s Spider-Man VR, you can now play both Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered and Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales in virtual reality mode on PC. As you remember, the games were recently released on PC. It features NVIDIA DLSS 3 support, ray tracing effects, and is very well optimized, which is definitely an advantage for any VR mod.
In addition, Marvel’s Spider-Man VR system supports the new AER 2.0 technology developed by Luke Ross. Alternate Eye Rendering is a performance optimization technique where only one eye is rendered at a time while the other eye is re-projected from the last image. The first version of AER suffered from severe ghosting, while AER 2.0 should have fixed that problem completely. You can read more about AER 2.0 in a public blog post penned by Luke Ross himself.
YouTuber Beardo Benjo was the first to be allowed to check out Marvel’s Spider-Man VR game, and he seemed to have a blast with it. The above shots were taken using Oculus Quest 2 with Airlink connection on a PC with RTX 4090 GPU, i9 12900K CPU and 64GB DDR4 RAM.
As a reminder, Luke Ross has released a lot of great VR mods for titles like Elden Ring, Grand Theft Auto, Red Dead Redemption 2, and Mafia. However, all 2K and Rockstar titles had to be removed in July 2022 when Luke Ross received a take-down notice from Take-Two Interactive. As such, it is no longer available to its Patreon subscribers.
A new Marvel’s Spider-Man game will be released later this year for PlayStation 5. Sony is close to releasing PlayStation VR2, but there’s no word on whether Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 will be compatible with PS VR2 in any way.