Fallout 4 VR, one of the biggest virtual reality games due for release in 2017, will now be a freebie if you buy the HTC Vive headset. Starting today, anyone who purchases the Vive will get a code to download the upcoming VR version of the acclaimed post-apocalypse RPG from Bethesda Game Studios and Bethesda Softworks. There’s no word on when this promotional offer will end.
Fallout 4 VR is not scheduled to be released until December 12. The Vive itself recently got a price cut down to $599.99, and the game download is normally worth $59.99, so this sounds like a huge value. HTC is likely hoping that many people who have held off purchasing a PC VR headset will finally jump in with the promise of a free download of Fallout 4 VR. The game itself will contain all of the content of the original Fallout 4, but not the content of its many post-release DLC packs. However, the VR edition will contain revamped versions of the game’s combat, crafting and building systems that have been made especially for virtual reality, including the VR-enhanced V.A.T.S. system.
Bethesda Softworks will also release Doom VFR, a new game based on the 2016 reboot of the classic first person shooter, for both the Vive and PlayStation VR headsets, on December 1. A third title from the publisher, which will bring the classic open world fantasy RPG The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim to VR, will be released on November 17 exclusively, at least for now, for the PSVR headset.
Will you finally purchase the Vive now that you will be able to get Fallout 4 VR for free when it launches? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!