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.