In 2016, Bethesda Softworks announced that it has plans to release a virtual reality version of its hit open world RPG Fallout 4. Now a major technology executive stated that he believes the release of Fallout 4 VR could have a huge overall impact on the virtual reality industry.
MCV reports that, during last week’s VR World Congress conference, AMD’s corporate vice president Roy Taylor stated his belief that the launch of Fallout 4 VR “will change the way we think about VR” and added that he thinks it will be “an industry changer”, similar to how the release of the first Mario and Sonic games changed the console game industry.
Bethesda Softworks has confirmed that Fallout 4 VR will be released for the HTC Vive and that it could also come to Microsoft’s “Project Scorpio”, its upcoming Xbox console with support for 4K gaming. The publisher has also confirmed it will show off Fallout 4 VR at its press event during June’s 2017 E3 trade show in Los Angeles.
One platform that won’t have a Fallout 4 VR version anytime soon is the Oculus Rift. That’s due to the ongoing legal fight between Bethesda’s parent company ZeniMax Studios and Oculus. In February, a Texas jury ruled that Oculus must pay ZeniMax $500 million because its founder Palmer Luckey failed to comply with a non-disclosure agreement he signed with ZeniMax. Oculus is currently appealing that court ruling, while Luckey has since departed Oculus and its parent company Facebook.