Today’s reveal of DOOM VFR has been met with significant praise, given that the publisher is targeting both PC and console formats through HTC Vive and PlayStation VR. However more details on the highly anticipated release are coming thick-and-fast, as Bethesda Softworks has now confirmed that DOOM VFR is not simply a remastered version of 2016’s DOOM for virtual reality (VR), but an entirely new entry in the franchise.
Developed by id Software, the studio that created the DOOM franchise, DOOM VFR casts the player as the last known human survivor of the demonic invasion of the UAC’s Martian research facility. That is, until you yourself are torn from the mortal coil. As part of a top-secret UAC contingency protocol, your consciousness is transferred to an ‘artificial brain matrix’, or in layman’s terms, a robot body. It’s then your sole purpose to restore stability to the facility by using any means necessary. Including a great deal of violence.
Players of DOOM VFR will be able to explore entirely new areas of the UAC facility not seen in last year’s DOOM, as well as use the new abilities of the cybernetic UAC operative. According to Bethesda Softworks:
”DOOM VFR brings the fast-paced, brutal gameplay fans of the series love to virtual reality. Immerse yourself in the UAC facility on Mars and the depths of Hell, as your skills are put to the test through intense combat and challenging puzzle-solving. Play as a cybernetic survivor who is activated by the UAC to fight the demon invasion, maintain order, and prevent catastrophic failure at the Mars facility. Lay waste to an army of demonic foes as you explore and interact with the outlandish world of DOOM from an entirely new perspective.”
DOOM VFR will launch late in 2017, alongside Fallout 4 VR, as part of Bethesda Softworks’ first step into VR. Already available for pre-order and confirmed for launch at physical retail, DOOM VFR will be priced at $29.99 USD. VRFocus will keep you updated with all the latest details on DOOM VFR and Fallout 4 VR.