There’s a lot to love about VR, but one thing it is light on? AAA games. Most of the games for platforms like the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift can be a lot of fun, but they tend to have an undeniably “indie” feel to them, for better or worse. Thankfully, at E3 2016 one big game developer has thrown its gauntlet into the VR ring.
During its E3 press conference yesterday, Bethesda Softworks announced that it is jumping into virtual reality starting with a VR optimized version of Fallout 4, due out for the HTC Vive sometime in 2017. While Fallout 4 had unofficial VR capabilities already, having the game officially optimized for the experience should certainly result in a much more impressive (and immersive) experience.
As for what’s after Fallout? Bethesda mentioned that Doom could be getting some VR content in the future as well. Certainly if Fallout is making the leap to VR, it’s not out of line to think that future releases in the Elder Scrolls series could get the VR treatment too. Bottom-line, VR is getting one of its very first massive publishers onboard, and we couldn’t be more thrilled.
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