Bethesda’s hit post-apocalyptic RPG may arrive in VR after all! Director Todd Howard may have confirmed that Fallout 4 VR may be a reality.
This announcement popped up during an interview with Glixel, where Howard was talking about a Fallout 4 demo in VR. Players will remember that this part of the demo explored a Red Rockets garage where players can explore and shoot enemies.
Interestingly, Howard simply just said he – along with devs and players – “will see where that leads.” When asked if Bethesda is trying to put the game in virtual reality, he did that with a resounding yes.
Howard simply explained that the core experience will be putting the headset and being in the world of Fallout. He said it would be “every bit as cool” as fans would want it to be.
Fans will be delighted to hear this news as those who have tried the VR demo can totally feel the Fallout vibe. They can look around, fight bandits, and even look at a fictional Pip-Boy. The latter is the overall interface of the game, which makes the entire VR experience just as everyone would hope to be.
Of course, the bigger question is: when will this be released, and just how good will it be?
Fallout 4 VR: The Apocalypse in Virtual Reality
Howard did not specify a release date for the VR version of the game. However, given that the core game is already here and ready for work, transforming it to VR may be possible. Of course, if fans want a quick release, say in 2018, Bethesda may reduce interaction with some objects.
Regardless, if fans want the overall VR experience – handling weapons, shooting enemies and exploring on their own – then a 2018 release may be a possibility.
This can be a good way for fans to pass the time while waiting for future installments of the Fallout and Elder Scrolls franchise. After all, VR versions of the games may also allow Bethesda experiment with overall reception and potential of the medium.