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E3 2016: Fallout 4 Is Coming to VR! Get All the Details Here!

by on June 14, 2016

Fallout 4 is going to continue to evolve next year. Earlier this week at the E3 2016 Bethesda press briefing, Bethesda Softworks revealed that Fallout 4 is getting the VR treatment. Per the announcement, Fallout 4 VR is being developed for HTC Vive VR headsets. Bethesda also gave BE3 Plus attendees an early taste of the VR version of Fallout 4.

In Fallout 4 VR, players will be able to explore the world of the game, use the Pip-Boy and interact with Dogmeat all in virtual reality. Speaking on the announcement, Bethesda Global VP of Marketing & PR Pete Hines stated: “We think that VR is the perfect fit for truly immersive games like our massive open-world RPGs. If you thought Survival Mode was an intense Fallout experience… you ain’t seen nothing yet.”

Bethesda also confirmed that the company is converted to VR, and Fallout 4 VR is a glimpse of where the company is heading. While VR tech and hardware certainly seems to have some hurtles, a VR version for Fallout 4 definitely appears to be a step in the right direction. HTC VP of VR Content Joel Breton commented on the news, “We are thrilled to welcome the incredible world of Fallout 4 to the HTC Vive platform. Players are going to be blown away when they experience Fallout 4 VR with the full immersion offered on the Vive.”

Another VR demo that Bethesda is showcasing at E3 this week besides Fallout 4 is DOOM. In the VR demo, gamers can take an actual tour of Hell in the game, offering a look at idTech 6’s next-gen graphics and rendering for DOOM. Hines added, “Since we first showed off modern VR with DOOM 3 BFG at E3 2012, we have dedicated ourselves to the technology, constantly pushing ourselves forward.”

Fallout 4 is available now for Windows PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The release date for the HTC Vive version of Fallout 4 in VR will be revealed later on.

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  • June 15, 2016 at 1:14 am

    Not all that hyped for VR but this is actually one of the games that would make me interested in it somewhat. Hopefully they do it right but I just wish they put in an option where you won't need to move your head around as much because that just sounds tiring especially after hours of gameplay.

  • June 15, 2016 at 5:46 am

    Man, there goes my life. I knew this would happen. Soon, VR will be all that matters because I will have 40,000 hours worth of play experience, only to have another game with 40k hours be released when im only 35k hours in, 🙁

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