One of the most highly anticipated virtual reality (VR) releases of the year may have had a big new feature revealed. DOOM VFR is set to launch on HTC Vive and PlayStation VR in December 2017, and the latter edition may be compatible with the PlayStation VR Aim controller.
DOOM VFR is a first-person shooter (FPS) that follows the gameplay mechanics of 2016’s critically acclaimed DOOM very closely. The player can utilise step movement, dash into enemies, strafe out-of-harms-way and rapidly teleport between locations with ease through a VR-specific control system that, on paper, sounds exceedingly complex. However, in practice DOOM VFR proves to be a compelling experience.
VRFocus has been hands-on with the videogame on multiple occasions, stating in a preview of DOOM VFR: “VRFocus was using combination of snap-moving, jet-strafing and teleportation to eviscerate over a dozen enemies in a single scene without encountering any issue whatsoever. The experience was simply thrilling, without concern of a bad feeling when removing the head-mounted display (HMD).”
The news that DOOM VFR may support the PlayStation VR Aim controller comes from an update to the videogame’s listing on the US PlayStation Store which, as can clearly be seen in the image below, denotes compatibility with the device. At present, the listing on the European PlayStation Store makes no mention of the PlayStation VR Aim controller.
VRFocus has of course reached out to Bethesda Softworks for confirmation, and will update this story once a response has been received.
Having launched earlier this year with the PlayStation VR exclusive Farpoint. Several other titles are already available for the device, including The Brookhaven Experiment, Rom: Extraction and the hugely popular Arizona Sunshine, which you can see in VRFocus’ guide to PlayStation VR Aim compatible videogames.
DOOM VFR is set to launch for both PlayStation VR and HTC Vive on 1st December 2017, joining Bethesda Softworks’ impressive VR line-up of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR (17th November 2017, PlayStation VR) and Fallout 4 VR (12th December 2017, HTC Vive). VRFocus will keep you updated on all three titles as they approach release this winter.