Bethesda had plenty of big VR projects to showcase at E3 2017 this week, but there’s been a little confusion as to when you’ll get to play what on which platforms. If you have a high-end headset, though, there’s a good chance you’ll get to play everything at some point in the future.
Following a few days of fans asking what platforms Bethesda’s VR games would be available on, the company issued a statement on Twitter, noting that it plans “on supporting as muany platforms as week can.”
Images of Fallout 4 and Skyrim VR accompanied the tweet.
— BethesdaGameStudios (@BethesdaStudios) June 13, 2017
Currently, Fallout 4 is set to release on HTC Vive this October, and Skyrim VR will hit PlayStation VR (PSVR) in November. From the sounds of it, both games could head elsewhere after this initial release. We wouldn’t be surprised to see a Vive version of Skyrim follow soon after the PSVR release, for example. It’s a little trickier with Fallout 4, though, as there’s still the question of if the game will run on the less powerful PS4 hardware.
All that said, we still don’t have a clear idea on the company’s plans for that other major VR hardware, the Oculus Rift. Bethesda’s relationship with the company appears somewhat estranged given that owner ZeniMax Media recently took Oculus to court over an alleged theft of technology. Oculus is currently trying to appeal the $500 million fine it was ordered to pay ZeniMax. It’s not hard to understand why there might be some hold up bring Fallout, Skyrim, and the PSVR and Vive-bound Doom VFR to Rift, then.
We’re visiting Bethesda at E3 today, so expect impressions on these titles soon.