With regard toÂ Fallout 4,Â severalÂ big questions hang in the air. First and foremost when is it coming? And how much will it cost? Will owners of the PC version ofÂ Fallout 4 need to buy a second copy to experience it in VR?
One interesting wrinkle to all this is that Bethesda and their parent company Zenimax are currently waist-deep in a lawsuit with headset maker Oculus over stolen secrets, broken NDAs, and owed money. Bethesda hasnâ€™t confirmed Oculus Rift support one way or another, but it wouldnâ€™t be surprising to see them skip it due to legal reasons or just simple bad blood. But then again, the Rift is the biggest headset in the PC space, so skipping it seems like a bad idea.
The question that only gamers can answer, though, is whetherÂ Fallout 4 might be the jumpstart VR needs to appeal to the mainstream. Where most VR games are demos and arcade-like games,Â Fallout 4 looks to be a proper, massive game realized in virtual reality.
Weâ€™ll find out more before too long. Bethesdaâ€™s E3 show is in the evening on Sunday, June 11.