With the release of titles like The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR and Fallout 4 VR, Bethesda has firmly placed its support in virtual reality (VR) technology. During the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2018 the studio announced that iconic videogame series Wolfenstein would be getting the VR treatment with Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot. Few details have been released since, but now a release date has appeared on Steam and PlayStation Store.
Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot is now scheduled for release on 26th July 2019, on both stores, with the Steam listing now confirming support for Oculus Rift – only HTC Vive and PlayStation VR had previously been mentioned. Pre-orders are also available, retailing for $19.99 USD / £14.99 GBP, although there doesn’t look to be any special bonuses for ordering early on Steam, PlayStation VR owners will receive a Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot official static theme.
The story behind Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot is that you play the best hacker based in Paris, circa 1980. Of course this being Wolfenstein the Nazi’s are everywhere, successfully winning WWII. Your mission is to help the French resistance fight back, taking control of the Nazi’s massive war machines and turning them against their creators. You’ll be able to burn, ram and smash anything in your path as you look to clear the streets of the Third Reich.
The videogame is being developed by MachineGames, the same team who created the most recent entry in the series, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, so it’s certainly in good hands.
During E3 2018 VRFocus previewed Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot saying: “The demonstration version of Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot allowed the player to try all of these tactical and aggressive manoeuvres along the aforementioned liner path before opening out into an arena battle, replete with dropships and the threat of a boss fight. The demo build was clearly a no-fail variation, meaning it was extremely hard to gauge difficulty and whether or not the somewhat slow-witted enemies would actually provide much of a challenge, however the rampage through the Nazi insignia adorned city streets proved entertaining nonetheless.”
In the run-up to launch, as further gameplay details are released VRFocus will keep you updated on all the latest announcements.