Bethesda shows off VR versions of Fallout 4 and Doom at E3 2017

Bethesda gave fans a look at its upcoming virtual reality versions of Fallout 4 and the 2016 Doom rebootBethesda

Bethesda shared some new details on the virtual reality versions of Fallout 4 and Doom at its E3 2017 presentation in Los Angeles. Dubbed Fallout 4 VR and Doom VFR, both VR titles were shown off on stage with impressive new trailers.

First announced at E3 last year, Fallout 4 VR will bring Bethesda's popular post-apocalyptic, open-world RPG in its entirety over to virtual reality and feature new combat, crafting and building systems reworked specifically for VR.

"The whole world is fully explorable," Bethesda said. "That includes hundreds of locations, characters and quests. This is your opportunity to step into the Wasteland and experience Fallout 4 in a whole new way."

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At PAX East this year, Bethesda's VP of PR and Marketing Pete Hines described the VR version of Fallout 4 as the "craziest thing you've ever seen".

Fallout 4 VR will launch in October for PC and will be compatible with the HTC Vive.

Unlike Fallout 4 VR, Bethesda's Doom VFR is not a full version of id software's 2016 Doom reboot, but a unique, standalone VR game will offer players a chance to see "Mars and Hell from a new perspective".

In it players explore the UAC's derelict Martian research facility after it's been invaded by rampaging demons from Hell. As its last human survivor, players are tasked with tackling the demonic invasion using new weapons and restoring operational stability to the facility.

"Thanks to a top-secret UAC research programme, your consciousness has been transferred to an artificial intelligence matrix," Bethesda explained in a statement.

"Along with all kinds classic Doom weaponry, you'll be armed with the ability to Teleport and Jet-Strafe so you can move fast in combat and quickly close the distance between you and the demons, then blow them to bloody bits with your Tele-frag ability.

"As an AI operative, you can also transfer your consciousness to UAC devices and robots to solve puzzles and gain access to new areas (including two never-before-seen sections of the UAC Martian Research Facility)."

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Doom VFR is set to release for the HTC Vive and PlayStation VR sometime later this year.

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