E3 2017 – Doom VFR and Fallout 4 VR Announced at Bethesda E3 Showcase

Bethesda’s first announcement at their E3 showcase was concerning the utilization of VR  for two of their biggest games in recent memory.

When Doom released it made an excitingly frantic and gory splash onto the scene that quickly grabbed our attention and dragged it to Hell to conquer demons. We will now get a chance to view the game through the main character’s eyes with Doom VFR.

Doom VFR does not seem to be a full version of Doom simply ported to VR, which is probably a good thing considering motion sickness for a game built upon speed. This game appears to be a collection of some of very Doom like moments that has you teleporting via node-based movement. This mechanic will have you re-solving puzzles and destroying any demons that dare to be in your path.

While Bethesda has stated that Doom VFR will be released for PlayStation VR and Vive, they have not yet commented on whether there will be a version available for the Oculus Rift. Doom VFR will release sometime this year.

Fallout 4 is a greatly beloved post-apocalyptic RPG in any gamers library. This October, it will be getting its full VR makeover treatment on the Vive.

This version of the game will be a fully fleshed out VR version of Fallout 4. You will be able to craft your settlements first hand and fight the denizens of the vast wasteland as they really get in your face. It will also be rather exciting to interact with Dogmeat via this VR perspective or go toe to toe with the intimidating Deathclaws.

There does not seem to be any mention of whether or not gamers who have already purchased Doom and Fallout 4 (and no doubt sank countless hours into both titles) will be seeing any discounts on the purchase of the VR versions.

For more E3 2017 coverage, keep checking back over the next few days!

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