It’s been a minute since we heard about Fallout 4 VR. After being announced last year during E3, the virtual reality version of the hit RPG just sort of disappeared. Luckily Todd Howard, via Pete Hines and Hip Hop Gamer (yes really), has swooped into our lives once again and announced Fallout 4 VR will be at E3.
With no hyperbole detected, Howard told Hines:
“Fallout 4 VR is the most incredible thing you’ve ever seen in your life. You can’t even imagine what it’s like, playing in VR and how realistic it looks and everywhere you turn your head. It is going to blow your mind. It is the craziest thing you’ve ever seen.”
Currently Fallout 4 VR is slated only for release on the HTC Vive but I assume it’ll also be out on Oculus and PSVR as well. Clearly Bethesda, and Todd, are confident about VR and Fallout but so far they haven’t come up with any good answers to some complicated VR questions. Movement in Fallout 4 VR will be teleportation based, like most VR games are. It’ll offer a few other modes to allow players to move around but Bethesda doesn’t explain what those are.
If Bethesda is unable to address some of those basic issues then it may undercut this release altogether. What was impressive in virtual reality a year ago won’t impress in the same way this year. Virtual reality has evolved and Bethesda better be prepared to keep up.
Let’s just hope they don’t have this year’s demo in those weird glass booths again. I don’t want people peeping my VR sessions.