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Fallout 4 VR Coming To E3 2017, Will "Blow Your Mind"

Pete Hines talks Fallout 4 VR and the genre overall.


Bethesda has confirmed that Fallout 4's virtual reality version will be playable on the show floor at E3 this year, which, for the first time ever, is open to the public.

Speaking to Hip Hop Gamer (via GameRant), Bethesda's Pete Hines confirmed this and also provided a status update on the game, which was officially announced at E3 2016 (alongside a VR version of Doom). Although Hines himself doesn't play VR games often due to motion sickness, he has heard encouraging things from game director Todd Howard.

Hines said Howard told him that, "Fallout 4 VR is the most incredible thing you've ever seen in your life. You can't even imagine what it's like, playing in VR and how realistic it looks and everywhere you turn your head. It is going to blow your mind. It is the craziest thing you've ever seen."

Fallout 4 for VR will be released in 2017 for PC on HTC Vive, though a specific date has yet to be announced. It also remains to be seen if the game will be playable on other VR headsets such as PlayStation VR or Oculus Rift.

Also in the interview, Hines said he's optimistic that VR will grow in popularity, though he does not foresee it ever completely taking over and replacing traditional gaming.

"I personally don't believe it's ever going to be a thing where, 'Oh I don't play other things; I only play on VR,'" he said.

Hines went on to say that when he plays games at home, his wife likes to watch. If he has "some damned headset" on to play a VR game and asks his wife to watch, he said she might say, "'What? No.'"

While Hines said he has no doubt that VR will "grow and expand" in popularity and prominence, he doesn't like the idea of putting on a VR helmet and "shut[ting] everybody else out."

Bethesda's E3 2017 briefing takes place the evening of Sunday, June 11, following Microsoft's presentation earlier in the day.

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