Bethesda is taking the dive into VR with two of their biggest games, Fallout 4 and Doom.
During the Bethesda E3 2017 conference last night held at 9 pm PST, it was announced that VR was the name of the game this year and that two of the company’s biggest titles would be releasing VR versions: Fallout 4 and Doom. This will be a first for both games in their respective series to have virtual reality version. The virtual reality adaptation is coming to HTC Vive and PlayStation VR this October. No mention was made of any other platforms during the announcement.
VR ports of Fallout 4 and Doom were officially announced back in 2016, though neither was shown off to the public until today. Bethesda’s Pete Hines went into further detail about how incredible and realistic the VR was for the games, and described Fallout 4 VR in particular as “the most incredible thing you’ve ever seen.” Bethesda confirmed that you will be able to play all of Fallout 4 in the VR version not just specific areas or questions.
“It is going to blow your mind. It is the craziest thing you’ve ever seen.”
The port was unveiled on stage during the conference with a new trailer. The video showed a montage of gameplay from across Fallout 4, from shooting action via during high-intensity moments to the game’s town-building creation mode. Fallout 4‘s sense of scale has seemingly been improved by the shift to virtual reality, even having been seen on a 2D screen.
Alternatively, Bethesda has also created an entirely new version of Doom for VR platforms. As the last survivor on the UAC facility, you will face off against the demon horde with the full arsenal of Doom weapons. You will also have unique special abilities like Jet-Strafe and teleport. The fast-paced action of Doom appears to only intensify within Doom VFR as well. Marty Stratton, Doom Game Director, promises an experience just as rewarding as Doom itself.
“Since the hallmark of any DOOM game is combat, we’ve made it our top priority to ensure moving, shooting and killing demons with overwhelming force in virtual reality is as brutal and rewarding as it is in the DOOM experience that fans have been enjoying for the past year.”
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