Fans spot evidence of mystery VR project by Rockstar Games

As the gaming world waits for the anticipated release of Grand Theft Auto 6, this curveball has thrown Rockstar fans into a frenzy.

L.A. Noire: The VR Case was a notable attempt at creating a VR spin-off to one of Rockstar's more underrated outings.

A hint of an "undisclosed" virtual reality (VR) project making its way into Rockstar Games' development pipeline has plenty of fans equally excited and worried.

The rumor of this undisclosed VR project surfaced in a ResetEra thread, which referenced the intriguing detail in the resume of voice actor Michael Ursu.

Under the VR section, the actor lists an "Undisclosed Rockstar Game." The reveal raises more questions than it answers, with the exact nature of the game or project shrouded in Rockstar's customary secrecy.

It's a shame that Rockstar's last attempt, the San Andreas VR game for the Oculus Quest, is reportedly not going well.

Given Rockstar's past foray into VR, this isn't entirely uncharted territory for the studio. The company is actively working on a VR version of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas for Oculus Quest, and in 2017, they delved into the immersive VR space with the release of L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files. However, the listing on Ursu's resume seems to suggest an entirely new project, further stirring the speculation pot.

The undisclosed VR project is a tantalizing prospect, hinting at Rockstar's continued commitment to pioneering immersive gaming experiences.

Rockstar has consistently pushed the boundaries of storytelling and world-building in their award-winning games, from the sprawling urban jungles of the GTA series to the meticulously detailed Wild West in Red Dead Redemption. A new VR title could mark another significant leap, allowing players to step directly into these richly woven narratives.

And, for those worried that Rockstar might have its hands full, don't forget that this is the same studio that had a massively prolific period from 2008 to 2013 producing several games and expansions. Given how much money it's making from GTA, it can afford to field a dedicated VR team to steer this undisclosed project to fruition despite the ginormous reported costs of the development of GTA 6.

The best case scenario is that this VR game is for the PlayStation VR 2.

Of course, there's the question of how this unannounced Virtual Reality project fits into the broader Rockstar ecosystem.

With GTA 6, codenamed "Fireball", firmly occupying the spotlight, one wonders how this new VR venture could tie into the impending blockbuster. It's plausible that this VR project could offer a complementary VR experience for the highly anticipated GTA sequel, a potential game-changer in terms of player immersion.

Despite the thrilling possibilities, it's crucial to note that these are unconfirmed rumors. Rockstar has remained tight-lipped, and it's uncertain when, or if, we'll hear more about this potential VR project. This cautionary note extends to another detail on Ursu's resume: an "undisclosed" game from Genshin Impact developer miHoYo and a new Borderlands project from Gearbox Software.

As we step into the future, the potential for VR in gaming continues to grow. With a developer as innovative and respected as Rockstar Games potentially leading the charge, we could be on the brink of a new era of immersive gaming.

Who knows? This might even have to do with Strauss Zelnick's recent tease about a PS5 Pro being in development.

Related Topics


Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  1. Well, rumor has it this is going to be the road they head down for a new LA. Noire style game and I hope to GOD this is NOT true.

    1. L.A. Noire is still my favorite R* game and if they did a new one only on VR, it would piss me off.

  2. i am fine with this being something new, i don't want one of their main titles to be exclusive to vr gaming

Ray Ampoloquio

Ray Ampoloquio // Articles: 5871

Ray is a lifelong gamer with a nose for keeping up with the latest news in and out of the gaming industry. When he's not reading, writing, editing, and playing video games, he builds and repairs computers in his spare time. You can find Ray on Twitter and LinkedIn.
Comparison List (0)