Sony Reveals Skyrim VR PSVR Bundle, New TV Spot

by Jamie Feltham • November 6th, 2017

It’s not a stretch to say that The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR will be one of PlayStation VR’s (PSVR’s) biggest releases yet, not just in terms of content but also notoriety. It makes sense, then, that Sony is bundling the game with new headsets.

The Skyrim PSVR bundle launches in the US and Canada on the same day as the game’s launch, November 17th, for $449.99 USD/$579.99 CAD. No word on an EU bundle just yet. It includes the base game, all of its DLC, an updated PSVR demo disc and, of course, the PlayStation Camera and two Move motion controllers. Note that, while the game works with Move, you can also play it with DualShock 4 and we actually prefer this option as it allows for smooth movement across the game’s vast open world.

Also debuting today is a new TV spot for the game that shows you what it’s going to be like to jump back into Bethesda’s fantasy universe in VR for the first time.

As you probably guessed, this bundle includes the new model PSVR. This isn’t a major improvement over last year’s edition, only including a few small but appreciated updates such as high-dynamic range (HDR) passthrough for traditional PSVR games and some aesthetical refinements like improved earphone input.

It’s just a few weeks now until Skyrim VR hits out PS4s. Check back for full coverage of the game.

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  • drd7of14

    “Note that, while the game works with Move, you can also play it with DualShock 4 and we actually prefer this option as it allows for smooth movement across the game’s vast open world.”

    Well, as you mentioned…The Move also allows for smooth movement. It’s issue is that you can only move in the direction you are facing. They should add a doubletap system to at least walk backwards as well. There’s no efficient way to back up from an enemy using the Move whilst fighting/defending. This is the major issue. In this regard, the DS4 is significantly better.

    It’d also be nice if they supported the Navigation controller for analogue movement plus the Move for the right/left hand. At least until we get the inevitable Move controller upgrade…

    • Mike Hamner

      There is a way to move backward with the move controller. in the game, you will walk in whatever direction you point the left move controller, including backwards if you hold the controller up as in Solus project.

      • drd7of14

        Oh really? I didn’t realize that. Most people that seemed to mention it said that wasn’t an option. I’m glad to hear that you can. Still limiting in some regards, of course, but that is a huge relief. I was prepared for some more awkward combat in a few weeks. 😛

        Thanks for the clarification. Still a little awkward, of course, but certainly better than what I misunderstood.

        • Mike Hamner

          Yah I think it was mentioned In the game spot 28 minute preview they did on Oct 31st.

    • Angelo Overmeier

      That’s actually pretty cool that move also allows smooth movement, even though in a very limited way, I didn’t know that so thanks for the info! I wish they would release a Move controller with an anlog stick.