During E3 2016 Bethesda made a couple of surprise virtual reality (VR) announcements during its pre-show press conference. One was Fallout 4 VR, the massively popular, post-apocalyptic role-playing game (RPG), and DOOM VFR, the iconic first-person shooter (FPS). The latter appeared on the show floor merely as a tech demo, with around five to ten minutes of gameplay in a couple of different areas. Now it seems Bethesda has taken that initial idea one step further, fleshing out a fully fledged VR experience for fans.
The tech demo took elements from the most recent DOOM videogame and brought them into VR with some areas working better than others. In today’s announcement, Bethesda’s Pete Hines, Global Vice President of PR and Marketing, has started the show by confirming the title will come out this year for HTC Vive.
DOOM VR hasn’t been the only bit of VR news from the studio. The press conference has seen the official confirmation that Fallout 4 VR is on its way. As previously mentioned, this has also been in the works since last year and was far more guaranteed to be released as a proper experience.
VRFocus will continue its coverage of E3 2017, reporting back with the latest VR news from the LA-based event.