The 2017 holiday season will see three new games emerge into the virtual reality scene: Bethesda has announced dates for VR adaptations of Fallout 4, Skyrim, and Doom. In preparation for this year’s QuakeCon in Dallas, Texas, Bethesda published a blog post specifying release schedules for each of their titles.
Skyrim VR is up first and will be available on November 17th for PSVR (PlayStation 4). Doom VFR will follow on December 1st, for both PSVR and the HTC Vive VR headset on the PC. Fallout 4 VR brings up the rear, releasing for HTC Vive on December 12th. Currently, Skyrim looks like a PlayStation exclusive and Fallout 4 an exclusive for PC, as each has no release dates for the other platform. Unsurprisingly, there will also be no VR adaptations for the Oculus Rift after the lawsuit between Oculus and Bethesda’s parent company, ZeniMax. The launch of these three games will make Bethesda one of the few major companies to introduce virtual reality editions of its blockbuster titles.
All three games have playable demos available this weekend at QuakeCon, along with showcases of Bethesda’s upcoming titles The Evil Within 2, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, and Dishonored: Death of the Outsider.