During E3 2017, Bethesda showcased the VR iterations of its three biggest IP’s – The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR, Fallout 4 VR, and Doom VFR. All of these are going to be playable in virtual reality, and today, Bethesda has finally announced when players are going to be able to try them out.
The first to hit our VR setups is The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR, which will be launching on 17th November for, surprisingly, PSVR. A version for the HTC Vive will be following at some point next year. Those of you that would rather slaughter monster in Doom VFR, you will be able to do so on both PSVR and Vive on 1st December. Those that’d rather wander the wasteland in Fallout 4 VR, will have to own just the Vive and also wait until 12th December.
Of course, all of these re-released games are going to be identical in almost every way compared to their originals, save for the fact they are going to have sort-of tweaked movement in order to work better with motion controls – for instance, teleportation instead of walking.
These dates were announced before Bethesda’s annual QuakeCon conference, which is a place where many big announcements are usually shared. The 2017 QuakeCon convention takes place from August 24-27, so it’ll be wise to keep an eye out for further statements!
The excitement is running high for these releases, as the open-world locations of all three games will keep players entertained for hours – not to mention making them feel like they’re really living and moving around in that world. Whilst some may think that virtual reality is in its infancy – which honestly, it is – that doesn’t mean these releases aren’t going to be a barrel of fun.