Skyrim VR, Fallout 4 VR and DOOM VFR launch dates revealed

Posted August 24, 2017

Just before the start of Quakecon later this week, Bethesda has confirmed the release dates of three of its most hotly anticipated virtual reality ports. All three games are from publisher Bethesda Softworks; the release dates were announced via blog post on Tuesday. While it's likely that at least one of the three games will flutter out to another platform, we at Ars Technica would bet cacodemons to cacodonuts that Bethesda has no intention of releasing a game on an Oculus-branded platform anytime soon.

Guns. Demons. Speed. DOOM VFR takes the core elements that define DOOM and transports them to a whole new arena. However, it's coming out for both PlayStation VR and HTC Vive. "Fallout 4 VR" is scheduled to launch on December 12.

First up there's Skyrim VR, slated for a 17th November release on PSVR.

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KitGuru Says: I'm looking forward to seeing how such a huge game like Fallout 4 handles in VR. Instead of being a full conversion of the base game like Skyrim and Fallout, Doom VFR is a brand-new title designed from the ground up for Virtual Reality headsets. Interestingly, PlayStation VR was the only platform revealed for the game, so it looks like it's going to be an exclusive for the time being. Skyrim and Fallout 4 in particular are massive draws with huge fanbases, and if the VR versions end up being solid then we could see VR making a big impact later this year.

This year's QuakeCon convention will be held at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Dallas from August 24 till the 27.

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