Harry Potter VR game fans have a new way to immerse themselves in the Harry Potter thanks to a VR mod for the open-world action RPG, Hogwarts Legacy. Developed by Praydog, the mod allows players to freely move their heads while playing the game.
The mod is based on Praydog’s Universal VR Mod, which makes it possible for almost any game developed with Unreal Engine 4 or 5 to run in VR. That includes the upcoming release, Hogwarts Legacy.
Avalanche has crafted an ambitious open world for the Harry Potter VR Game fandom with Hogwarts Legacy. This title aims to deliver a spell-casting RPG experience with all of the charm of the series.
The game is launching on February 10 for PC, PS5, and Xbox One. It also will be available on July 25 for Switch.
If you’re looking for a truly immersive Harry Potter experience, it’s hard to beat VR. Avalanche’s take on the magical school of witchcraft and wizardry will give players a chance to explore the eponymous castle, the grounds, and even classrooms in a way that’s been long been impossible.
A new video from Flat2VR reveals footage of the Harry Potter-themed mod in action, showing players what it would be like to step into the magical world of Hogwarts and experience everything that’s on offer. Using Praydog’s Universal VR Mod, the mod enables virtual reality support for Unreal Engine 4 and 5 games, and will work for Epic’s shooter Fortnite as well.
Wizards Take Flight
If you’re a Harry Potter fan, then soaring through Hogwarts and flying on broomsticks are two of your biggest dreams. That’s why you’re likely to be thrilled to learn that the Harry Potter VR game store in NYC has added two stunningly immersive Virtual Reality experiences that allow you to do exactly that.
Wizards Take Flight replicates the feeling of soaring through iconic locations of the Harry Potter universe, including Hogwarts and the streets of London. You fly on your broomstick, battle Death Eaters and use a physical wand to cast spells and solve puzzles.
For the experience, you’ll need to wear VR headsets and hand and foot sensors. You’ll also need a light backpack and a physical wand to use in the game.
If you’re just starting out in the world of VR, then I recommend booking Wizards Take Flight first, because it’s a little easier to navigate. However, if you’re looking for more of a challenge, Chaos At Hogwarts will be your best bet.
Chaos At Hogwarts
If you’re a fan of Harry Potter, you can now experience the Wizarding World in virtual reality at New York City’s first-ever Harry Potter Store. In addition to buying official brand merchandise, the store features two VR experiences: “Wizards Take Flight” and “Chaos at Hogwarts.”
For this immersive experience, you and six others sit on broomsticks and join Hagrid as they prepare for battle against Death Eaters in London and Hogwarts. You’re able to see your fellow fliers in the VR headset and control the direction of your broomstick by pulling up, pushing down, leaning left or right.
You’ll also have to wear more specialized gear than in “Wizards Take Flight,” including hand sensors, foot sensors and a backpack attachment. Once you’ve suited up, you’ll enter a decorated holding area, where re-created props and posters hang along the walls.
After a quick tech check, you’ll be prompted to choose your avatar. This will show up next to you in the VR headset, sporting your chosen Hogwarts house robes (Hufflepuff, Slytherin, Ravenclaw or Gryffindor).
The Harry Potter VR Game series was a game changer when it came to children’s books. It made them popular once more, and it also brought a whole new level of interaction with the stories that had been left untapped in earlier generations.
As digital technology grew, the Wizarding World embraced it too. From the creation of fan websites like Mugglenet and Snitch Seeker to the official Sorting experience on Pottermore, there was a sense that technology could be a great tool for storytelling.
In 2012, Xbox’s Harry Potter for Kinect used motion sensor technology to transform a player’s controller into a wand that they could cast spells with. Similarly, Sony’s PlayStation 3’s Book of Spells did the same thing.
It’s these little moments of digital magic that have helped to unite the Harry Potter fan community in a way that’s never been done before. It’s this kind of innovation that Portkey Games aims to chart, by creating fresh ways for fans to interact with the world of the Wizarding World.