Bethesda Game Studios are set to launch DOOM VFR for PlayStation VR and HTC Vive tomorrow, and VRFocus has already dug in deep amongst the hellspawn. A standalone title developed exclusively for virtual reality (VR), DOOM VFR is a first-person shooter (FPS) that pushes the genre forward into a new medium.
In DOOM VFR, players take on the role of a recently deceased space adventurer now taking on the role of a cybernetic spirit. Under a top-secret UAC operational contingency protocol, your consciousness is transferred to an artificial brain matrix. Activated by the UAC to fight the demon invasion, your designated purpose is to restore operational stability and use any means necessary to stop the onslaught of demons. Sound easy? It’s not.
Ahead of tomorrow’s launch, VRFocus delivered a review of DOOM VFR, stating: “Ultimately DOOM VFR stands as a fine example of just what can be achieved with the FPS genre in VR as of today, lining-up against Robo Recall as an action-heavy experience that throws the rulebook out of the window.”
Despite being a standalone release, DOOM VFR is offered at a budget price point: just £19.99 GBP at suggested retail price (SRP). Further to that, Amazon is currently offering the title for £14 on PlayStation VR and £12 for the PC edition of the videogame. VRFocus made not of this bargain price point in a recent feature discussing why it’s great for VR.
A video featuring the first 15 minutes of gameplay from DOOM VFR follows below, featuring the tutorial (using two PlayStation Move motion controllers) and the opening of the first mission. Watch as the basic components are taught to the player before hell literally breaks loose.
DOOM VFR is just one of three VR titles coming from Bethesda Game Studios this holiday season, with the recently released The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR already proving popular amongst critics and consumers alike and the HTC Vive exclusive Fallout 4 VR set to launch very soon. VRFocus will keep you updated with all the latest details on DOOM VFR and other VR titles from Bethesda Game Studios.