Fallout 4 VR Release Date & More Details Revealed on E3

Fallout 4 VR was announced on-stage by Bethesda during their E3 show, including a reveal trailer and the launch date. We got to see some of the gameplay, showing us how the game will look and play. According to Bethesda, a lot of the features will be brand new for the VR version, such as combat, crafting and building systems.

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Fallout 4 VR Release Date & More Details Revealed on E3
Fallout 4 VR Release Date & More Details Revealed on E3

Bethesda initially announced Fallout 4 on last year’s E3. Now, we finally got more information about it. We finally know when it will launch, and on which platforms. Fallout 4 will launch in October 2017 on the PlayStation VR and, on the PC, for the HTC Vive.

They also showed us a reveal trailer, featuring gameplay footage, and we got to see Fallout 4 VR in action. It seems that Bethesda went all out on this one, since a lot of the UI, combat, town building and crafting got a complete overhaul to fit virtual reality. They even made VR-enhanced V.A.T.S. Also, Fallout 4 VR won’t be just a separate slice of gameplay. It will encompass the complete game, including quests, locations, NPCs, and so on. You can check out the reveal trailer below.

As you can see from the video (set to Mr. Sandman, of all things), the game’s UI really does look different. It’s really interesting to see how it’s modified to fit the Vive controllers. We get to see how the menu navigation will work through an item wheel, how we’ll command Dogmeat, and so on. We also get to see footage of building the town and decorating your home. It all looks pretty fun and interesting.

Fallout 4 VR looks pretty great, but it’s difficult to judge how exactly it will look in action on a 2D screen. We’ll just have to wait and see. If you own a PSVR or Vive set and love Fallout, nothing will stop you from picking it up. As for Bethesda’s other announcement, check out our articles on Skyrim on Nintendo Switch and DOOM VFR.

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