I had an opportunity to rent a VR headset for couple of weeks. Surely I downloaded every interesting VR title there was on Steam and completely cluttered my hard drive with games. What did really surprise me were games which were "ported" to the VR. Games like Skyrim, or Fallout for example. These titles were made to be played on a computer screen, which made the VR experience less impactful. In Skyrim you could not pick up objects with your hands, it felt like I was playing the game on a big screen, I was not immersed it the world (You had to download a fan made mod to be able to pick up objects). Good VR games are made for VR only. Half Life Alyx for example was made to be played with a headset only, so the whole design of the game fits it perfectly, hence the praise for it (The game was superb! I felt like a kid again, wanting to play more and more each day). I would be very intrigued to see my deed through VR goggles and just see the scope of what I have acomplished over the months playing the game. I think that is what the devs are aiming for. But playing and exploring? Would I be able to take the mug off my bar table and rotate it in my hands? Would I be able to put said mug into my inventory by dropping it behind my back?
What I want to say: VR requires immersive worlds. Objects responding to player's inputs, detailed textures and realistic physical behaviour of these objects is the key for a good VR experience. Ports never work in my oppinion, since you clearly see the limitations of the game. It would be interesting to see what the devs are aiming for, because it would require a complete new game to make all content of Wurm playable via VR. Physics, new sound engine, new high res textures, new movement system, new UI etc...
Say I wanted to check the damage on my hammer through VR. Looking up the number on a PC screen is fine, but doing that in VR is no fun, so the hammer should be somehow visibly damaged or some indicator shown on a mallet itself.
I must say I am very intrigued to see how VR would affect Wurm. But honestly, I'd take new content updates before VR any day.