Bethesda’s bringing some of its biggest brands to PlayStation VR – and you won’t have to wait long to test them out. First up is The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR, which will launch for Sony’s headset on 17th November. As previously reported, it’ll cost a pretty penny – but man, it’s bleedin’ Skyrim in virtual reality!
The role-playing classic will be followed by an equally exciting proposition: DOOM VFR on 1st December. The publisher’s also bringing Fallout 4 to the Vive, which HTC’s billing as an exclusive. There were some leaked promotional materials that showed a PlayStation VR version could possibly be planned, but to be honest, we’re not sure if it would run on the PS4 – it seems unlikely to us.
Of course, we’ll keep you updated if plans change, and we’ll bring you reviews of all these games when they release. Are you looking forward to either of the scheduled PlayStation VR titles? Do you want Fallout 4 to hit the headset? Tame a dragon in the comments section below.
It's crazy how Doom runs smooth on console and looks amazing and Fallout 4 which looks okay runs like s***
@zimbogamer To be fair, one's a massive open world which tracks literally millions of items and NPCs.
When the PSVR first launched I didn't want it, and figured it would probably die out in less than a year, but now there are good games like these two coming to it which makes me actually want one!
Only problem I have with the VR in Doom and Skyrim from the videos I've watched is how the movement is in the games. I wish you could use the Move navigation controller to move your character instead of how it is with the two move wand remotes.
@Salt_AU I actually really enjoyed Fallout 4 but it did chug along quite a bit especially in the beginning. I am hoping that Skyrim in VR is smooth because I think FPS is better than resolution in VR
Will buy both of these, havent ever played Skyrim so why not, assume there'll be no mods in the VR, no idea if there is for standard like fallout 4
@hYdeks that's the issue for me as well. They have proved with the likes of Farpoint and RE7 etc. That moving around an FPS environment is achievable the traditional way so why not do it? Forget about feeling sick and just offer two methods of movement. Unfortunately for me this teleportation movement just doesn't work and dilutes the gaming experience. Unless this changes it's a no from me which I'm gutted about . Doom VFR could have been amazing.
The teleport system might be OK for Skyrim, leaving the moves to swing your arms with your sword. Apparently, it can also be controled reguraly with a normal controller.
But DOOM ! How can you adapt DOOM on the PSVR and NOT USE THE VR AIM CONTROLLER ?? I mean, Farpoint is the real deal. It's the ultimate virtual experience reality, and that's totally cause of its gun. You ARE in the game. You aim, you see your arms, your gun, you move your head... you are fully immerged.
They have to update that. I just can't imagin DOOM VFR without this.
Good news that the hardware is getting support from a big publisher. But personally I've already played these games and would prefer a new experience.
Looking forward to getting these 2. I was holding off finishing Fallout 4, hoping for a PSVR release...heyho. Still, going by Skyrim VR being a separate release rather than an update to the existing version, I'd probably have to buy a Fallout 4 VR version anyway.
Doom PSVR is a must buy for me, though I would love Aim support. Skyrim is cool but I had my hopes on the Switch version as I wanted the handheld aspect.
That said, these look great and are what the technology needs to draw in more numbers. Oddly, I think Sony needs to get EA to adapt some sports titles to VR. Being in a footie arena for in VR would be epic and a Fifa or Madden game would totally help sell the tech.
Love my VR and its fantastic games like these are becoming VR compatible too but as much as I'd love to experience them all in VR the fact I can't spend too much time at once in the Virtual Reality world these games would be wasted on me...besides I've already played Skyrim
Doom VFR seems reasonably priced, but I'm not sure I'm willing to pay full price for Skyrim again when I've already bought it 3 times. I hope they introduce a discount for people who've already bought Skyrim SE.
I definitely think (like Codemasters did) - that a £10-£20 sub to owners of Skyrim SE should come into play... £50? not a chance... and let's be fair, it's going to look like the Switch version (i.e. fairly poor) in VR... one of reasons of buying SE edition was for the 4K graphics and 'definitive' experience...
Doom VFR was sat on the store with a Dec 19th release date for ages (clearly now just a placeholder), so this is a welcome early surprise.
As long as locomotion is good im in
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