Bethesda is currently working on VR experience of the famous, award winning role-playing game, Fallout 4 which is due sometime later this year. Bethesda announced Fallout 4 VR last year during its E3 press conference.
The studio hasn’t discussed the development of the virtual reality version of the game for a while, until yesterday when the executive producer and director Todd Howard decided to speak up and inform us about the game’s development.
While speaking with Glixel, Todd Howard mentioned that the studio is committed to deliver a complete virtual reality experience to the fans. A lot of work is left at the moment, but the game runs fine in VR from starting till the end. He said;
There’s a lot of work to be done, but it’s super exciting. We are doing the whole game. You can play it start to finish right now, and the whole thing really works in terms of interface and everything.
Howard also discussed about the challenges while working on the Fallout 4 VR and concluded that the task wasn’t easy to port first person shooter into a virtual reality experience. However, the experience is good and playable with the help of Pip-Boy and V.A.T.S systems.
The Pip-Boy is on your wrist and we’ve been able to present so that it works the way you expect. You look and there it is. The fact that the gunplay is a bit slower than in a lot of games has certainly helped us but we have V.A.T.S., so you can pause or slow down the world.
He assured that the VR experience is great and fans will love it when it launches. He also discussed about the locomotion issue with almost all of the VR titles and the issue will be present in Fallout 4 VR as well, but they are going to take certain measures such as a teleport wrap to overcome the problem.
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