Star Wars: An impressive VR mod resurrects an old game of the saga

Star Wars: An impressive VR mod resurrects an old game of the saga

Virtual reality is great for immersing ourselves in our favourite worlds, but developers have to take the time to make games that live up to expectations. In this case, it's a mod for Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast.


The Star Wars franchise has largely declined in video games with many diverse and varied titles, and it is not about to stop. Respawn Entertainment, the studio behind Jedi Fallen Order , has said it is working on three Star Wars games , just that! But today, it is the past that interests us since a title released in 2002 is back on the front of the stage.

Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast (a real extended name) was to say the least special, already at the time: it mixed blaster shooting phases, then taking the form of an FPS, with fights with a lightsaber, adopting a third-person camera (it was however possible to remain with a subjective view). A funny mixture, acclaimed by some at the time and which serves as raw material for a rather pleasant mod, making the game playable in virtual reality.



Developed by a certain Guido Mariano, this VR mod is in the process of being designed... but the first extracts are really tempting. It does not only bring virtual reality, but likes to severely remaster the adventure , whether in the 3D models of weapons or enemies, or in the finishing of the environments and the lighting. An ambitious project but which is quietly continuing its course.

Many videos are already available, showing off some impressive features for a 2002 game: you can look through the scope of your blaster rifle, wield the lightsaber like in a real VR game, take cover during shootings… Although still preliminary, the work done is already particularly commendable.

We recall that Star Wars has already made an official leap into the world of virtual reality, as with the sympathetic experience of Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series or quite simply the Squadrons episode , of which spaceships were the leitmotif. Can we expect other projects, perhaps even more massive?