It turns out that Bethesda are keen on bringing the nuclear ravaged world of Fallout 4 to Virtual Reality – in its entirety.
The developer already has a small area of the game working in VR (a little area around Red Rockets Garage), but Bethesda’s own Todd Howard has confirmed they plan on going much bigger.
In a new (and great) interview with Glixel, Howard discussed the current VR demo, claiming that the company is keen to see where it heads.
When asked if they planned to VR-up the whole game, he replied:
We definitely are. The core experience, meaning you put on the headset and you’re standing in the world of Fallout and can go where you want, just that little bit is every bit as cool as you hope it would be. Once we did that, we were like, ‘OK, we gotta see where this goes.
As it stands, the demo offers the chance to do a little bit of exploring, shoot bandits, and even lift your arm in real life to check your Pip Boy, which might not sound much, but I’m sure it’s pretty cool in practice.
With Bethesda’s interest in Virtual Reality clearly strong, I pray it’s only a matter of time till Skyrim VR becomes a sweet possibility.
Ewan Moore is a journalist at UNILAD Gaming who still quite hasn’t gotten out of his mid 00’s emo phase. After graduating from the University of Portsmouth in 2015 with a BA in Journalism & Media Studies (thanks for asking), he went on to do some freelance words for various places, including Kotaku, Den of Geek, and TheSixthAxis, before landing a full time gig at UNILAD in 2016.