E3 2017: Fallout 4 VR brings the entire core game into virtual reality

by: Randy -
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This Fallout 4 VR gameplay video opens with some good ol' "Mr. Sandman" and Vault 111 opening its door. While still a tiny bit shaky, your left arm invisibly holds up a Pip-Boy, the screen a bit small, a bit far away, though it's nice to see the action all around you in real time while referencing your Pip-Boy.

The camera soars across gaps and lifts above the ground level of Diamond City and other locations. Not sure how much of that kind of camerawork you can pull off in VR, though. Seems unlikely. Still, it's cool the presence VR gives you, seeing Dogmeat jogging right next to you, the click and clack of reloading guns in your virtual line of sight, and picking up and inspecting parts of your Power Armor.

Interestingly you'll be flipping through circular menus that flip around your left controller, a controller that is visible. You'll use the handheld controllers as laser-pointing devices to place beds, flags, book shelves, and Vault Boy statues around your settlements. The entire core Fallout 4 game is here, with reworked combat, crafting, and building systems reimagined for VR. If you're still unsure if Fallout 4 is a good game, don't be: because it's great. But don't take my word for it. It quickly racked up over 200 "Best Of" awards, including the DICE and BAFTA Game of the Year.

Player running and sprinting is smooth and floaty; superficial headbob is a bad thing in VR, I hear. I'm not seeing crosshairs on the screen either, so, good luck not burning through all your ammo without them.

Fallout 4 VR will be out this October on PC for the HTC Vive. Official site here.

Experience Fallout like never before, with Fallout 4 VR, coming October. Revealed during the Bethesda E3 2017 Showcase, Fallout 4 VR will be available on PC for the HTC Vive. Learn more at https://beth.games/2s0Iy1P