If you’ve been waiting for some big virtual reality (VR) news from the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2017 this week then Bethesda has delivered. The studio has announced both DOOM VFR and Fallout 4 VR today, both for HTC Vive with the former also getting a release on PlayStation VR. But the news hasn’t stopped there as Fallout 4 VR is now available to pre-order on Steam.
Fallout 4 VR can be pre-purchased on Steam for $59.99 USD, a fairly premium price when compared to most VR titles. The listing also indicates that this is an entirely separate release from the standard Fallout 4 title on Steam – studio’s have occasionally added VR support as a free update – as that version only retails for $29.99.
While Steam currently has Fallout 4 VR listed as a Q4 2017 release VRFocus has learnt that the title will be released in October this year, although no specific day has been mentioned yet.
If you want to see more of Fallout 4 VR Bethesda has released a new trailer for E3 2017 showcasing what can be expected of the experience. This is the videogame a lot of players know and love, not re-imagined, just made more immersive through the power of VR. The trailer doesn’t show any teleportation – which the previous demo from 2016 had – it seems full locomotion support is included, alongside VR specific interactions with the Pipboy and building mechanics.
And for those wanting DOOM VFR pre-orders are now available for the PlayStation VR version, but currently not for the HTC Vive edition at present.
There’s plenty more to come from E3 2017 as the week has only begun, with the main show still to begin on Tuesday. Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) still has its press conference to come on Monday, so expect more PlayStation VR news from that.
As always VRFocus will keep you updated on the latest VR news for E3 2017, so keep reading.