Skyrim VR Releases Tomorrow With Release Dates For Fallout 4 VR and DOOM VFR
Bethesda has announced the official release dates for their 3 upcoming AAA VR games. We first heard about the news at E3 2017 but now have concrete dates to work with. Skyrim VR will be releasing tomorrow, November 17th on PlayStation VR. They will also released a PlayStation VR Skyrim VR bundle. The following are the official dates with platforms:
Skyrim VR: November 17th for PlayStation VR (no mention on dates for the Vive. No information about the Rift release). Skyrim VR ($59.99)
Fallout 4 VR: December 12th for HTC Vive (no mention of release date on PlayStation VR. No information about the release for the Rift headset) Fallout 4 VR Pre-Order ($59.99)
DOOM VFR: December 1st for PlayStation VR and HTC Vive (no mention of release for the Rift) DOOM VFR Pre-Order ($29.99)
Fallout 4 VR was set to release in October but now has been pushed back to December for whatever reason. This is aligned with the holiday season for shoppers to make a purchase of the upcoming VR games.
Updates since E3:
Fallout 4 VR will not be coming with add-ons or DLCs during its initial release. Fallout 4 VR will only be available on PC for the HTC Vive during its initial release.
Skyrim VR will be coming with mods available on PS VR during its initial release. Skyrim VR will only be available on PlayStation VR during its release.
DOOM VFR will feature new and familiar areas on Hell and Mars. DOOM VFR will be available on both the PlayStation VR and HTC Vive during its initial release.
Below are the official trailers if you have yet to see them.
Fallout 4 VR
A big reason as to why these games may be unavailable to the Oculus Rift might be due to the fact that Zenimax — Bethesda’s parent company — and Oculus are in an ongoing lawsuit over IP infringement allegations. Zenimax has initially been awarded $500 million from Oculus but both parties are seeking a re-trial in the case. Zenimax believes that they should be awarded more for their IP infringement while Oculus believes that these are false accusations.
But the truth of the matter is money overrides most quarrels and having these VR games on the Oculus Rift makes monetary sense for both parties. So having these games release on the Oculus Rift is very realistic in the near future.