E3: Bethesda smashed it with VR this year
The Bethesda E3 conference took place on June 11th and while the conference was a let-down for many, it was quite exciting for me. Sure, there was no Starfield but Bethesda has completely changed the VR game in a single week.
If you missed E3 this past week, here are the VR games in question:
- Doom VRF
- Fallout 4
- Skyrim VR (Shown as a PSVR exclusive for the Sony conference)
Three major Triple A titles are coming to the VR platform. This is something that the gaming industry has been waiting for. In the past, VR games have been small ‘experiences’ or short games but these three have the potential to completely change how the industry views the platform. These games are not experiences or short bursts of gamplay. They are fully fledged titles with open worlds and many different levels for players to fight through.
Sure, these three title are ‘just’ ports of existing games but the face that Bethesda has managed to effectively port Fallout 4, Doom and Skyrim to VR is one hell of an achievement. The fact that such a large company is interested and dedicated to VR should also be very exciting to gamers.
Bethesda being interested in VR means only one thing: other developers will start to take more notice. As a result, VR will become more attractive to consumers and will actually be worth a purchase. We should be looking at other large developers making more broad games in VR. Ubisoft has already done some work in VR with Star Trek: Bridge Crew (which is an amazing concept by the way) so it’s possible they will look at porting some of their first person games across also. Can we get some hype for Rainbow Six Siege VR edition? Something like this wouldn’t be too unrealistic either considering the fact that Payday 2 is getting a VR port.
The next two years is going to be an extremely exciting time for VR gaming. With three high quality games being released for VR, we should expect to see other developers starting to follow suit and fill the platform with more quality games.
What games would you like to see come to VR? Let us know in the comments!