Life can be uncertain, but you can always rely on Bethesda finding a new way for players to experience Skyrim. The fifth installment of the Elder Scrolls series made its VR debut last November on PlayStation 4, but PC users have had to wait an extra few months for their turn. Today, that community got some welcome news: Skyrim VR is dropping on April 3 for SteamVR.
While it’s an exciting announcement, PC players have already found several ways to play the game in VR with other headsets, often using mods to that end. However, these processes are typically reserved for the more tech-savvy users, and native Steam support will open the door for players that are just testing the waters of VR, or don’t have any experience in modding the game.
Have those headsets ready! #SkyrimVR is arriving April 3rd for PC.
— Bethesda (@bethesda) March 14, 2018
Featuring all of the DLC packs, including the major Dawnguard and Dragonborn expansions, and “a made-for-VR control scheme that allows players to move, hack and slash at foes, and cast powerful magic with real-life movements,” Skyrim VR might just be the ultimate version of the game—especially considering that the PSVR version didn’t ship with mod support.
Though we’re nearly seven years removed from its original debut, Skyrim refuses to die, and this SteamVR makes three re-releases for the title within the last year (with PSVR and the Nintendo Switch version). The community may be wasting away, desperate for any news about The Elder Scrolls VI, but at least there’s a new way to journey through the frozen wastes of Skyrim on the horizon—and depending on your views of VR, it might be the best.