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Bethesda’s Pete Hines on VR: ‘I think you’ll see us announcing some projects in the future’

When Bethesda held its press conference at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) a couple of months ago, the company made to surprise announcements regarding virtual reality (VR). Pete Hines, Global Vice President of PR and Marketing at the company came on stage to reveal VR versions of the studios very popular titles Fallout 4 and Doom. Now he’s revealed that there maybe more VR projects in store.

Talking to Gamereactor, on the subject of more VR titles Hines said: “I think all of our studios continue to look at VR as a possibility for the stuff that they’re working on, and where it’s a good fit, yeah I think you’ll see us announcing some projects in the future.”

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This doesn’t mean to say the company is going to focus on VR as it’s still relatively in its early stages on the consumer market. “But it is not a blanket thing where we say ‘Ok, VR’s the thing we’re now doing, so Arkane where’s your VR game?'” he addes.

“Tango and Machine Games and Bethesda Game Studios; we talk to each studio about what they’re working on, what’s a good fit, what’s not a good fit, and go from there.

Both Fallout 4 VR and Doom VR were highly popular demos at E3 2016, with queues lasting for hours to get a brief glimpse at the two HTC Vive videogames. Both offered different demo experiences which VRFocus did preview. Doom VR was more of a tech demo showcasing some guns, enemies and action. While Fallout 4 VR took players directly into the Fallout 4 videogame, being able to fully wander around and explore if only for five minutes.

But as far as other VR projects in the works Hines was staying tight lipped: “And so beyond the Fallout game we’ve announced and the Doom demo that we’ve got down there [at QuakeCon], what other other projects we do for VR are still TBD.”

VRFocus will continue to follow Bethesda and its VR plans, reporting back with any new updates.