E3 2016: Bethesda moves into VR development with Fallout 4 and Doom for Vive - MCV

E3 2016: Bethesda moves into VR development with Fallout 4 and Doom for Vive

Fallout game director Todd Howard vows to bring the full RPG to Valve’s virtual reality platform
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Bethesda is to take its first steps into the world of virtual reality with new versions of two of its most recent hits.

A VR edition of Fallout 4 will be released for the HTC Vive headset next year, with Doom following at an unannounced date.

No further VR platforms were said to be supported – potentially a result of the legal clash between Bethesda owner Zenimax and Oculus parent Facebook, with the former claiming that the latter infringed upon its IP by making use of code written by current Oculus exec John Carmack while he was still employed at Zenimax.

Fallout 4 game director Todd Howard pledged to bring the entirety of the epic post-apocalyptic RPG to virtual reality.

“Let's not make a short version of Fallout 4; the promise is the whole game," he vowed. 

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