In the beginning of this week, Bethesda Softworks has offered fans two major announcements related to the latest trend in the gaming industry, namely virtual reality. As such, they are going to release VR versions for two of the most beloved RPGs: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Fallout 4. One might think that these open-world major games are perfect for VR, since the medium supports games that are huge and can keep players around hours at a time. But is that really so?
Is VR such a Good Idea?,
Despite what you would expect, the best parts about playing such a game can’t really fit into the universe of a small headset. Moreover, this translation will mean that the perfect VR open world is not going to resemble what you previously knew about the particular game.
The VR version for the Fallout 4 has improved a lot since it appeared in 2016 as a concept. Bethesda has done some reworking for the interface, so that it feels more 3D in an intuitive manner. For instance, if you’re looking for a body, you will see that the inventory box will pop up over it. The player is free to move both with the analog stick and the teleportation, so it’s more relaxed.
Back at the E3, Bethesda declared that the game is fully playable. Though not many people tested that yet, there is a certain unfinished feel about the game. For instance, one of the biggest problems is the fact that the dusty environments found in the game are hard to render on the grainy screen of a headset. As such, it’s really hard to spot out the enemies. Besides, there are some frame rate issues with the demo, so probably it would be a good idea to wait some more.