Fallout 4 is a massive game in its own right, but we were still hoping the upcoming VR version of the game would include the DLC packs that have released over the past couple years. Sadly, it looks like that won’t be happening.
VRFocus reports from Gamescom that a Bethesda representative confirmed Fallout 4 VR will contain the core game only when it launches for the HTC Vive this October. This is apparently to focus “on the core game experience for VR”, though the company is also “looking at options” to integrate the DLC later down the line.
We’ve reached out to Bethesda for more information about this decision.
A total of six content-based add-ons have been released for Fallout 4 since its launch in 2016. Some of these like Automatron and Far Harbor added new story-based missions to the game, complete with new areas to explore. Others, meanwhile, expanded the game’s workshop mode, which allowed players to make their own homes to live in in the wasteland. A Game of the Year Edition of the traditional game will be releasing the month before the VR port, which collects all of this DLC for a reduced price.
Even without the DLC, Fallout 4 VR will offer plenty of content — likely more than any other VR game before it — but with a full $59.99 price tag for what’s now a two-year-old game, it’s definitely a shame we’re not getting the complete package here.
Meanwhile, Bethesda’s other big PSVR port, Skyrim VR for PlayStation VR (PSVR), will contain all previously released DLC, as confirmed at E3 back in June. Doom VFR, meanwhile, is a completely new game.
Update: An old image we used in this article showed an “October 2017” expected release date but Bethesda has announced that Fallout 4 VR will not release until December. All of Bethesda’s release dates for VR titles can be found here.