Bethesda’s vice president of public relations and marketing, Pete Hines, has revealed that a Fallout 4 VR game will be at this year’s coming E3. He’s pretty confident in it too, and has said that it will “blow our minds.” The information comes from an interview with Hip Hop Gamer at PAX East.
With Fallout 4 and the world’s first mass-produced virtual reality headsets coming out relatively close to one another, it’s not really a surprise there would be a demand for Fallout 4 VR. As the last three Fallout games have been first-person shooter/RPG hybrids, Hines has said that the game looks even more realistic when you play it.
Whether this proves to be true, however, remains to be seen. Fallout 4 requires a lot of walking during its gameplay, so what Bethesda chooses as the control scheme can be vital. They can do it via the regular VR control sticks (which would involve the VR teleporation method), or they could simply have the player wearing the headset with a regular controller in hand.
However, the interview should be taken with a good grain of salt. As the VP of PR, Pete Hines’s job is to make it sound appealing, whether or not there will actually be adjustments made to a Fallout 4 VR version to make it more appealing to gamers with VR headsets remains to be seen.
Fallout 4 got critical acclaim on its release, but was still niggled by a number of different issues between it and Fallout 3 and Fallout New Vegas, such as the new conversation system, the visuals, and the various glitches that popped up from time to time.
If there is a Fallout 4 VR show at E3 2017, the port will benefit greatly from a demo being available, especially a game as popular as Fallout 4. We’ll just have to see how good the VR port actually is at E3, though.