Craftopia: Unofficial VR Mod is in development, surprising even the game’s developer

Publication date of the original Japanese article: 2021-10-11 22:14 (JST)
Translated by. Ryuki Ishii

An unofficial VR Mod for Craftopia is apparently in development. The mod is being developed by Fuji Sunflower. It has not been released to the public, but you can see the mod in action in the video below. The player is in VR view, staring at its character model from a close distance.

Craftopia is an open-world game that ambitiously incorporates a wide variety of elements such as hunting, farming, hack-and-slash, automation and so on. The game was first released on Steam in September 2020 by Japanese developer Pocketpair. It has been updated throughout the year with numerous improvements and new features.

The latest summer update improved the graphics thanks to the implementation of new rendering tech and added the Creative Mode. Pocketpair is currently working towards making the map seamless. The game is currently available on Xbox One/Xbox Series X|S as well, by the way.

Various community efforts and discoveries have been reported since the initial launch, many of which were not envisioned by the developer themselves. In September 2020, a group of investigative players invented a vertical elevator by constructing conveyor belts. An example of a totally unintended feature being discovered by the community (see related article).

Mod scene is active as well. In September of the same year, a fan-made VRM Mod was created, unofficially supporting the game with 3D avatars in VRM format. yoship, who worked on this mod, later joined Pocketpair. Later, Craftopia officially supported VRM by making the game compatible with VRoid Hub.

Tweet Translation:
VR support for Craftopia was implemented…even though we didn’t do it…

This “x was implemented, even though we didn’t do it” syntax in the tweet above is used often by Craftopia’s official Twitter account to praise fan-made content. I would say a VR Mod is definitely something worthy of that syntax.