It looks like Bethesda have stuck to the mandate and are giving us a glimpse of what it’ll be like to live in a world of bottle caps and pet dogs. Yes, as promised at E3 2016, Fallout 4 will now be getting a full release in Virtual Realty.
This means, you’ll be able to witness the nuclear Armageddon from the safety of your armchair with goggles on. We have known about the ongoing project for a while now, but information and details surrounding the game have been scarce, until now.
When interviewed at PAX East recently, Bethesda’s Pete Hines let loose on some details, though nothing specific. Speaking on behalf of Fallout 4 VR’s director, Todd Howard, Hines indicated that Todd Howard is very excited about the project and this is what he had to say;
“Fallout 4 VR is the most incredible thing you’ve ever seen in your life.” Howard apparently praised the realism of the experience, and described it as “the craziest thing you’ve ever seen”.
Howard also said that it’s something that the players can’t imagine. Given the game had a rather tepid response from the media and fans alike, it’s hard to imagine the game not being at least ‘tweaked’ before release, a straight conversion would only cause further dissension within the ranks of Fallout fans.
However, with the added onward and upwards notion that Bethesda always continue with their products, including a high resolution texture mapping update for Fallout 4 on PC and an updated PS4 Pro visual patch, the signs all indicate that the VR version will be different.
Nothing as yet has been confirmed release-date wise, but it’s apparent that it will see a release on the HTC Vibe headset.
Until we see the full scope of Fallout 4 VR at E3, there’s not much else we can show you. If the game succeeds in it’s quest to claim VR glory, it’ll be interesting to see what other conversion ideas are put forward form other big name studios.
Atomically speaking, it is a rather big gamble.