HTC Announces Fallout 4 VR Pre-Order Bundle For All New Vives

by Jamie Feltham • October 2nd, 2017

Fallout 4 VR is still two months away from launch, but HTC is looking to capitalize on its Vive-only release right now.

Today, Vive is announcing a Fallout 4 VR pre-order bundle for every new Vive sold. Anyone that picks the SteamVR headset up will be given a free redemption code for the game that can be used at launch on December 12th. HTC confirmed with UploadVR that this will be a Steam key, and not a code for its own storefront, Viveport.

Fallout 4 VR promises to bring the entire original game into VR. Many of its systems have been reworked to fit the Vive, including the ability to access the PipBoy menu from looking at your arm and free aiming with the Vive’s motion controllers. Sadly, the game isn’t going to include any of the add-on content that was released for the original game. It’s set to cost $59.99 at launch.

Existing Vive owners, meanwhile, will get a three-month Viveport Subscription bundled in with pre-orders for Fallout 4 VR. Viveport’s Subscription service is a Netflix-style platform that allows users to access

Though HTC has long taken an anti-exclusive approach to its content, it’s certainly making the most of having Fallout 4 appear only on its headset for the time being. Bethesda’s parent company, ZeniMax Media, is wrapped up in a lengthy legal battle with Oculus right now, which could explain the absence of a Rift version. That said, SteamVR support will mean anyone with a Rift can play Fallout 4 in VR, it just won’t be properly optimized for the headset. Bethesda has said that it wants all of its VR games on as many platforms as possible, so there’s a good chance we see Fallout 4 elsewhere in 2018.

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  • Justos

    So theyre bundling a game that is likely to flop (given the reviews so far) Color me interested (not). Fo4 was boring on a monitor and i really dont see a bad VR port for a bad game doing any better.

    • JesperL

      Seriously?
      FO4 was great! – And there are no VR reviews out, only a few who tried a 6 min. demo, that is at least 6 months old.
      Don’t whine until we have tried the game for real!

      • Justos

        I was really unimpressed by Fo4, and quite frankly all of Bethesda’s games as of late. I played it for like 5 hours before giving up out of sheer boredom. that game was expensive, buggy, and lagged in some areas with a r9 390. (ie it shouldnt!)

        Oh, I have to pay for it again to try the VR port? full price? nah.

        • Michael Griffin

          Turn your graphics settings down dummy. It lagged because you wanted to use the highest quality settings with a mid tier at best graphics card with a game that was optimized for Nvidia cards.

          • Justos

            I didn’t have everything on ultra, and I did my fair bit of research, so the dummy comment is not warranted. Running on a 1080P screen with high settings should not cause me to dip into 20FPS in certain areas with that card.

            Its badly optimized. Simple as that.

    • NooYawker

      Fo4 did very well, it got good reviews and sold well.I think most people who own a VR system would want this.

      • Patrick Bradley

        It’s worth about $20-$25. $60 is a bit steep.

        • NooYawker

          Maybe $30-35 for existing owners, but for others $60 is regular price it’s still a full AAA game.

  • JesperL

    I am looking forward to this game.
    But its still a steep price, especially when you already own FO4 game.
    Its nice to see it in a bundle.. But there really ought to be some discount for those of us who spent 800$++ for the Vive, and already own the original game.

    • NooYawker

      Would be nice but I don’t see that happening, especially from a company like Zenimax.

  • impurekind

    Well, this will definitely help sell move Vive systems.

  • laast

    Well, they should bundle Audio Strap instead of this game.

  • johann jensson

    Is it still teleport only?

  • Hone McBone

    Fallout is going to attract a bit of attention when it’s out which is good for the VR space, it’d be better if this was bundled with the new controllers from Valve & the audio strap as well though. As much as I like the Vive it’s about time we see some new SteamVR headset hardware.