Fallout 4 was wildly successful, as is to be expected from the latest entry in such an iconic series. The game actually outpaced Skyrim for Bethesda’s most successful game, and Bethesda is taking advantage of the latest in VR technology to bring Fallout 4 to the HTC Vive. Apparently their hard work has paid off, as AMD Vice President Roy Taylor has insisted that it will change the VR industry forever.
During the VR World Congress, Roy Taylor expressed his excitement and high hopes for a VR version of Fallout 4, saying that the game is a “ground-breaking VR title” that will “change the way we think about VR”. He went so far as to compare it to Mario and Sonic, really hyping up the game’s VR port and setting expectations sky high.
Will Fallout 4 VR be so groundbreaking that it’s the “Mario” of the medium? We’ll have to wait a few more months to see, but with such high praise I know I can’t wait to get my hands on an HTC Vive and work my way through the immersive wasteland all over again.
Analysts in the industry have reported that sales for VR headsets have not been as great as initially expected, but this is likely due to the lack of a fully-fledged title to tantalize the gaming populace. Taking one of the hottest games of the last few years and pairing it with cutting edge technology seems like sure-fire way to increase headset sales, but we’ll have to see.
Fallout 4 will be released this year (2017) for the HTC Vive.