Are you ready to read a bunch of reviews that say, “This game really makes you feel like you’re Link”? Well, wait no longer. This new fan project for the multiplayer VR social platform VRChat brings the Great Plateau from Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will take you and your headset straight to post-apocalyptic Hyrule.
This loving recreation of the starting area of the Switch title was created by a VRChat user called “ColonelMcKernel”. The description of the map is a little bare. The creator only mentions that it is a publicly accessible world that can only be used by four concurrent users due to performance issues.
The intro trailer for the map is fantastic. It highlights the work that must have gone into the design of the location. It looks like more than just a simple map, there are lighting effects as well as custom animations that include what looks to be the Divine Beasts. The shaders and textures match the base game really well with the highlight in my opinion being the grass.
The designer even went so far as to include Link’s Sheika Slate, the Wii U gamepad looking tablet that Link uses in the game. With it you can enter shrines, climb the tower, and activate certain in-game events. The maps horizon shows off even more, sadly unreachable, landmarks from the game.
As with most crazy VR projects that may or may not violate copyright, the map can be found on VRChat. You can access this map using SteamVR or without VR by using a monitor. Unfortunately for Quest users, the complexity of the map means that it will not be available for the portable headset.
If you want to check it out, you can search ‘The Legend Of Zelda˸ Breath Of The Wild – Great Plateau’ in-game.