If virtual reality is going to go mainstream then it needs some big title launches. Bethesda is about to offer VR gamers three of the biggest.
If you own a virtual reality headset and are desperate for some new games to play on it, Bethesda is coming to your rescue with not one, but three virtual reality experiences.
Previously announced and shown off at E3, Bethesda is set to launch Doom VR, Fallout VR, and Skyrim VR before the end of 2017. As confirmed by Eurogamer, we’ll get Fallout VR first on October 12, then Skyrim VR on November 17, and finally Doom VFR on December 1.
Whether you can play all three games depends on the VR headset you own. Fallout is exclusive to the HTC Vive, Skyrim is exclusive to the PlayStation VR, and Doom will be available for both the Vive and PSVR. What we don’t know yet is whether these are timed exclusives or not.
Below is footage from all three titles giving you a good idea of what to expect.
While the release of three high profile games from Bethesda is very good news for virtual reality, what’s not great is exclusivity agreements. If VR is going to flourish, then we need the content available everywhere. Otherwise, anyone considering purchasing a headset will likely think twice when they realize they would actually need to buy two to play all the games they enjoy. We are used to this for games consoles, but investing in VR kit is much more expensive.