Potential Bethesda Leak Suggests Skyrim VR Is In The Works

by Joe Durbin • June 7th, 2017

A 4Chan user is claiming to know details about Bethesda’s upcoming press conference including the announcement of a brand new IP and a Skyrim VR adaptation.

The poster, going by the moniker “Bethesda Leaks” alleges that the studio will be unveiling a brand new game called Starfield during their E3 press conference next week, but it doesn’t sound like that title will have VR support. The poster also claims that the already confirmed Fallout VR will be joined by another immersive remake, this time for Skyrim.

The full post reads:

I’m a leaker at Bethesda and I wanted to layout their plans for the future for you guys and give you some pre E3 leaks. Firstly i’m speaking only about Bethesda game studios here not the publisher.

There will be a few announcements at E3 one is a new major title from Bethesda themselves as well.

The two Major announcements are Fallout 4 VR and Starfield.

They are working on Skyrim VR as well but they aren’t sure if they are going to show it yet since they don’t want to take the light away from Fallout 4 VR or Starfield.

Onto Starfield. The game has actually been in conceptual stages since around Fallout 3’s release. It went into pre production officially very low tier pre production after Skyrims Release. After Fallout 4’s release it went into full pre production and after all the DLC was out they sped into full development.

The game is going to be a sci fi open world RPG in typical bethesda first person fashion. Its going to feature 5-10 races there’s still some debate on what should and shouldn’t go in and takes place in the Fallout universe just so far in the future and far away from earth that it’ll only be mentioned in hints. This is part of an ongoing planned interconnected universe of every Bethesda franchise. They gave hints of this by implying the Brotherhood of Steel created nirnroot in Fallout 4. They’re getting a little wacky with the lore and using “Elder Scrolls time wounds” to justify lore inconsistencies.

Basically Fallout is the beginning of the timeline, Starfield is the middle, and Elder Scrolls is Far Future.

The game will feature space travel and hub worlds as well as RNG worlds. Its meant to be a test into more sandboxy/minecraft ish AAA thing but with Bethesda gameplay and still actual designed worlds/quests/etc.

They have another Fantasy game of a famous franchise in the works. Game of Thrones and preproduction Elder Scrolls VI and conceptual for Elder Scrols VII which is Todds Magnum Opus.

Feel free to ask any questions.

There has been no corroboration to these claims from anyone at Bethesda, which is to be expected regardless of how true these leaks may or may not be.

The idea that Bethesda might be bringing Skyrim into VR is significant. The excitement for Fallout 4 VR is already massive and The Elder Scrolls series is just as beloved if not even slightly more popular for traditional gamers. However, take this post with a massive grain of salt. A random 4Chan poster isn’t exactly the most credible source, but the leak is too tantalizing to not at least hope it could be true.

But even if it is true, Bethesda may not mention Skyrim VR at all during E3 and save it for a future announcement. We likely won’t know for sure if this is real any sooner than we would have before this leak if that were the case. However, if they do announce Starfield it may be time to set hype levels to maximum for the other information in the post.

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  • wrapter

    VR needs a robust AAA game like Skyrim and soon. Things are moving to slow. These baby steps are destroying the momentum/excitement I have for VR. By the time something comes out I am over it.

    • Tom Daigon

      Such is the nature of being an early adopter.

      • Sebastien Mathieu


    • G-man

      id rather we didn’t just get awkward ports of regular video games into vr. thats not what vr is good for. doom vr and fallout vr sound like awful ideas to me. and with the crap aaa developers have been churning out lately i’, not looking forward to getting buggy broken dlc microtransaction riddle crap.

      • MowTin

        AAA games cost a fortune to develop. They’re not going to do it for a small market like VR. Ports are the best we can hope for.

        But games like Fallout or Skyrim are the perfect games to port. You can replay those games forever because of different characters, choices, and abilities. This takes role playing to a whole new level.

        • Dan Hornburgh

          Replayability is the key. We need the Minecraft or World of Warcraft or Counterstrike of VR… so that people come home amped to play every damn night. A game that becomes more of a hobby than just something you play for a few days. I have more than 6.000 hours spent in WoW… .. i want something like that for VR. I want to be in there for hours and hours every day.

          • KLEEBAN KLIBAN

            Damn!!! 6000 hours? That’s legitimately amazing! I really do want to check out WoW. It’s the one PC exclusive that makes me consider getting a PC in the future (ES mods are also a reason.. even bought the anthology). To me WoW is the Halo of PC gaming haha. I bought 360 and XB1 just for Halo. Really wish they’d just port it to PS4 already but I’m not sure it will ever happen. On the bright side, the longer I procrastinate before getting a PC, the better the cheap PC’s will be.

          • Dan Hornburgh

            Yeah, WoW is quite something. It’s gotten really good again in the last expansion too.

            Thinking about a VRMMORPG with the same charming world design and cozy atmosphere seriously makes my stomach tingle and my eyes become all misty. There is something magical about “living” in a game world the way one does in WoW. Like, the 50th time you go back to town to sell your stuff, you’ve experienced enough random stuff in that town area that you’ve made a lot of memories, the place suddenly has significance to you. Having THAT effect in VR will be something quite amazing I think. Having a favorite cove to sit and fish.. Or some place that always looks nice at sunset and stuff… God dang it! I want a VR MMORPG so much!

          • KLEEBAN KLIBAN

            Ohhhh mannnn! I want it so bad now.. damn you and your beautiful imagery! I wondered if it was still getting expansions. I bet I’d pay next to nothing for all the gameplay now too, since all the old expansions are probably cheaper or bundled. My buddy said he’d let me borrow his spare PC so I’m def gona break it in with WoW!

          • Dan Hornburgh

            Yeah, you pay next to nothing for the base game, and then you just need the Legion update and you have everything 🙂 60 bucks total, or so. It’s a lovely place 🙂

          • KLEEBAN KLIBAN

            I bought it last night for my laptop. It was really late when it finished downloading though and couldn’t figure out how to get the PC/XB controller to work so haven’t actually played yet. Will try to work out the controller tonight.

          • Dan Hornburgh

            Consoleport is an addon for WoW that makes controllers work. It§s a smidge clunky, but it works well enough 🙂 use Curse Client to manage your mods, it makes everything QUITE A BIT easier 🙂

        • G-man

          then hopefully aaa developers will start to design vr into the games from the beginning so they work like regular games and also work for vr rather than just sloppily patching it in. its seems doom and fallout are taking ther time. but they could just be taking forever and still be messing it up. ideally devs will realise vr has specific strengths and we get more creative studios developing good games that dont cost a fortune. because we dont need £120 dlc filled “aaa” games. we already have too much f that crap in regular gaming.


        On the bright side, Bethesda is getting experience with VR before making their first game. Helps make sure we don’t have all the same crap bugs that are inevitable with a first try. Better to have them work out the kinks now and give us a better, true VR experience.

  • mmorselli

    I see a wizdish in the picture… Time of treadmill is coming? Game like this make sense only with a treadmill

    • Tom Daigon

      Or a variety of other forms of in-game locomotion that have been recently developed and are great!

  • Joan Villora Jofré

    Doom VR?

    • Tom Daigon

      Doom 3 BFG is already playable in VR with a mod. SPECTACULAR!

      • Joan Villora Jofré

        Yes, but Doom 4 VR?

        • Sebastien Mathieu

          they showed it as a tech demo last e3 (I think) …. but they did not intended it as a full game if I recall…

          • Joan Villora Jofré

            They said they were going to do it, but first it would come Fallout VR


    Dude….yes…hell to the mother f’n yes

  • Sonny Kohler

    This is great, if you play games first person. I don’t, so this whole VR movement is wasted on me.

    Oh well.

    • Ethan James Trombley

      VR isn’t first person In the traditional sense. In VR you are the person.

      • Sonny Kohler

        No, in VR you are playing a character in first person, just as blinkered as you were if you were playing on a screen. You still have no peripheral vision and you still see nothing. It is not realistic. And don’t give me BS that it is. I have tested everything from the Oculus to the Rift to the Vive and it’s all the same fadish crap that it has always been.

        The experience is far too unrealistic to be true VR. I can see 180 degrees plus. I don’t ONLY see my hands and forearms when I move forward. When I move my eyes, my field of vision changes. When I turn my head and see things from another angle. When I look down I see my chest and feet (okay, I’m old so my paunch does hide everything but my toes).

        It is not realistic and it is not immersive.


  • Bob Khan

    I doubt the authenticity of the leak. There have been “leaks” like this on 4chan in the past that have turned out to be bogus. It’s most likely that someone is trolling.

  • NooYawker

    They just released the remastered version. So makes sense they put some more work and makes Vr version.

  • JMM21

    Just have it for Oculus ppl too…….

  • Chris Creveling

    Why? Seriously, why? Just keep working on NEW games, and make them VR. Do it for Elder Scrolls 6 instead of devoting manpower to creating a VR version of a 6 year old game.

    • Roman

      to test if and how VR works in such games. The risk and cost is much lower as to develope a whole new game for VR without knowing which is the best way to support such medium. I think its just evaluationg for games in future.

    • MowTin

      Because if they’re successful converting older games, they’ll convert ES6 and newer games.

  • Crispy

    Hol’ up.
    Game of thrones video game by Bethesda? My penis can only get so erect

  • Dimitris Kartakis

    I dont think its a good idea to port the entire Skyrim in vr. It ‘s a allready a very dated game and is only kept alive with mods, and most people who still play it use 20-50+ mods at the same time, which may be very hard to do in vr. I think that instead of porting the entire game in vr a better idea would be to make a small DLC with a new story and give it full vr support, that way players would still get skyrim in vr but they would also get new content, instead of the story that they ve gone through 10 times allready and it will be easier to develop.

  • pokari

    While you never know, my money would be on this being fake–it has the typical makeup of a fake game leak; based around a mix of far-fetched fan theories (e.g. significance of nirnroot easter-egg in FO4) and obscure things that are already known (the fact that Bethesda has been renewing trademarks on something called “Starfield” for years now).

    I also find it really difficult to believe that the old Bethesda heads would want to take a dump on their old D&D setting by degrading the game’s mythology to the extent that this would. (Not that I can’t see where it would fit in the mythology–the Admantine Tower in High Rock has basically been described as a spaceship a couple of times, and it’s supposed to be the oldest structure in Tamriel among other things–but jamjming Fallout in there too sounds like a bridge too far).


      I think Starfield will be real, but not directly related to ES in any way. I saw some stupid images of it being an ES game hahaha. ES is fantasy, not science fiction. Nords going into space and using guns.. just stupid. Starfiled seems real though because Bethesda already has open world fantasy, and open world post apocalyptic, so open world space is probably the most sensible direction for an entirely new franchise, and we know they are working on new franchises. No reason to re-do fantasy or post apocalyptic when they could just fit it into the next entry to either of the existing franchises. If they are going to bother with a whole new universe, it’s gotta bring something new to the table. Space is the only thing I can think of that offers that. Zombies could be cool though.. but not sure if that’s Bethesda’s style and they kinda already could do that kind of experience with ghouls in Fallout. Anyway, I think Starfield is real but the rest is all BS.