One of the biggest VR stories at E3 2017 was that Bethesda’s Fallout 4 (2015), Doom (2016), and Skyrim (2011) are all coming to VR this year. VR gamers have been hungry for AAA content and it while Bethesda’s announcement is a great step in that direction, HTC says you can expect more on the way.
Speaking with HTC’s GM of VR, Daniel O’Brien, at E3 2017 last week, the topic of AAA content in VR came up thanks to the announcements by Bethesda at the show. HTC was naturally quite thrilled to have Fallout 4 VR and Doom VFR announced with compatibility confirmed for the Vive, while the Rift has so far been left out of the party. But this isn’t the only blockbuster gaming content that we’ll be hearing about in 2017, according to HTC.
“From what we know, this isn’t the last of the AAA announcements this year,” O’Brien said.
What that content might be is anyone’s guess at this point, but one big-budget VR experience we were expecting to see at E3 2017, Battlefront 2, was completely absent from the show; last year Battlefront (2015) got a PSVR-exclusive ‘X-wing VR Mission’ as DLC. Evidence suggests Battlefront 2 will include VR content as well, and this time around we hope it will be both more expansive and available on more headsets than the PSVR alone.
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