Bethesda is one of rare AAA-publishers that announced its full support for the VR technology, and invested heavily in creating VR-versions of its popular franchises. At the 2017 edition of E3 conference, Bethesda announced several titles which are coming for Steam VR / HTC Vive (visible from the moment the VR trailer starts). Given the legal situation between Bethesda and Oculus, we were not surprised to see icy relations and no mention of supporting the Oculus Rift VR headset.
While the game development teams are working behind the scenes on new IP which wasn’t ready to be shown, the B-teams are working on re-working the existing games into VR experiences that the company hopes will glue the owners of VR headsets. Their games are known to be very immersive, creating a new world where you can spend countless hours. Without further adue, here are three trailers for the VR titles which will land on our PCs and PlayStation this fall.
There’s no introduction needed for what is a cult first person shooter. The gameplay involves teleporting from one location to another using HTC Vive controllers, meaning we are in for a treat which might feel confusing at first (my personal experience), but knowing the immersion inside DOOM’s Mars base, we have no doubt this VR experience will draw hordes of fans, old and new. The game is available for pre-order on Steam for US$40.50.
Fallout 4 VR
Fallout 4 VR is probably the longest VR game that is planned on the market. This is a full conversion of the game in virtual reality environment, meaning your game time can range from 40-50 hours to hundreds of hours, and probably the game which could bring the most gamers to put their VR headsets on. The complete game, including all the DLC packs are included. What we welcome the most is completely new, console-free user interface (UI) which is fully optimized for VR. Fallout 4 VR is available for pre-order on Steam for quite steep US$ 79.00.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim for PlayStation VR
Simply titled “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR”, this PlayStation 4 VR (PSVR) title features the entire game as well all grew to love, including all three official add-ons; Dawnguard, Dragonborn and Hearthfire. According to the press release, Skyrim VR “reimagines the complete epic fantasy with an unparalleled sense of scale, depth and immersion.”
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