To kick off Bethesda's E3 conference, the company has announced that both Doom and Fallout 4 are going to be all VR-ified. On the heals of Microsoft Xbox One X reveal and EA and BioWare's new Anthem "Destiny-alike" shooter, Bethesda, makers of The Elder Scrolls and owners of DOOM, just unloaded a ton of new games, starting with something that has been a long-time coming: Skyrim on the Nintendo Switch. This is a full conversion of the game in virtual reality environment, meaning your game time can range from 40-50 hours to hundreds of hours, and probably the game which could bring the most gamers to put their VR headsets on.
Doom VFR looks to be an entirely new game, created from scratch to adapt especially for VR gameplay.
A brand new Wolfenstein game was also revealed during the event.
The implication of such a platform is that the studio might charge for the mods under the premise that they are official releases and expansions to the game.
With the power of VR, you'll be able to get up-close-and-personal with the dangers of a post-apocalyptic world as you fight for survival. It's very light on any actual game or story details-even more than Death of the Outsider-but the trailer is so full of freaky horror imagery that I find myself interested in spite of myself.
Fallout 4 VR is probably the longest VR game that is planned on the market.
Bethesda finished on an exhilarating note, showing of a huge trailer for Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus.
Bethesda and id Software are delivering another dose of Doom later this year, but not in the way you'd expect.
Skyrim Switch takes advantage of the Joy-con's built-in motion sensors to introduce a new motion-based system for combat and even lockpicking. It wasn't my quote, of course-I'm not fond of the game's reinforcement of Bethesda's aggressive, and often cheap, attempts to diversify their IPs.
Sure, Elder Scrolls Online's two new areas, Elder Scrolls: Legends' new deck, and Dishonored 2's upcoming standalone adventure will be sure to keep fans of these respective titles happy, but none of them really felt like they warranted a blockbuster E3 conference. Disjointed it may be, but the opening is probably the best live-action trailer bit I've ever seen, if only for its ludicrous premise.
Wonderfully, this new version of the game is called Doom VFR - we'll leave you to guess what the F stands for.
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