The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR Could be Coming to HTC Vive in 2018
The VR experience so far has only been confirmed for PlayStation VR in 2017.
Out of the three big head-mounted display (HMD) manufacturers, Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) certainly dominated the recent Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2017 with a press conference that featured announcements like Bethesda’s The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR coming to PlayStation VR. The studio hasn’t openly confirmed any other supporting headsets just yet, but details have emerged of a HTC Vive version due in 2018.
In a recently released video from Gamespot, the presenters say Bethesda has confirmed that The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR will be coming to HTC Vive next year, although no exact dates have yet been mentioned. As SIE enjoys a timed exclusive or two to help promote PlayStation VR – Resident Evil 7 biohazard is for 12 months – don’t expect the experience to arrive early 2018.
It’s no real surprise that Bethesda plans to support multiple virtual reality (VR) headsets. A tweet during E3 2017 stated: “It’s been fun bringing our style of games to VR. We plan on supporting as many platforms as we can.” There’s also the issue of user base. For VR it’s a lot smaller than normal consoles and PC so to get a return on the VR investment multiple headset support would be needed.
There’s one small cravat to that, no mention of Oculus Rift has occurred at present. As Bethesda’s parent company is Zenimax – and the oh so little issue with an ongoing lawsuit between Zenimax and Facebook – there might be a possibility Oculus Rift owners may not see a release for the headset.
If you want to know more about The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR checkout VRFocus’ preview from E3 which said: “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR looks set to stand tall as one of the medium’s ‘must buy’ titles.”
VRFocus will continue its coverage of Bethesda and its VR offerings, reporting back with the latest announcements.