Bethesda is currently finishing up the works to release 3 new VR games into the world: Fallout 4 VR, Skyrim VR, and Doom VFR. Fallout 4 VR and Skyrim VR are readapted from the original game where we’ll experience these adventurous universes in an immersive setting. However, Doom VFR will be offering gamers something a little different.
In the new video that Bethesda has released today, the creators talk in-depth about the upcoming Doom VFR game. Marty Stratton, Game Director of Doom for example explained that you won’t be playing the Doom soldier that we’re all accustomed to. Instead, we’ll be playing as a character named Dr. Peters who is a part of the BFG program.
For those of you unfamiliar with BFG, it’s a program in a research facility where they conduct some crazy tests. At the beginning of the game, you’ll see your conscious self floating while your body is being dismantled. Throughout the progress of the game you’ll be able to put your conscious body into robots and vehicles to take out the enemies.
In the video, you can also see that you’ll be teleporting around instead of using locomotion mechanics. While many find this of hinderance in gameplay, Bethesda chose this option as it jells well with how Doom is played. Bethesda also explains that it’s not simply teleporting but something they call “Dash.” This movement isn’t instant teleportation but more of a rapid dash to the fixed location. Dash also allows you destroy your enemies as you can “telefrag” into their bodies and blow them up.
Robert Duffy, CTO at ID Software explained that we’ll be seeing some new and familiar areas within Hell and Mars. You’ll be able to explore the vast environments and see things you’ve never seen in Doom 2016. The game is suppose to have 4+ hours of content which makes it on a lengthier side for VR content.
They have yet to announce the official release date for DOOM VFR but have stated that it’ll be launching some time this year. DOOM VFR will be releasing on the HTC Vive and PlayStation VR.