Skyrim VR joins Fallout 4 VR as the latest Bethesda title to make the jump to virtual reality.
Bethesda continues to keep Skyrim alive in new and interesting ways. At E3, the developer announced Skyrim for Nintendo Switch. The company also confirmed a new Creation Club where Bethesda and its partners will supply gamers with new downloadable content.
At its E3 2017 showcase, the company delivered a bit of a surprise. Skyrim is also going virtual and it will be released a few weeks after Fallout 4 VR hits the HTC Vive.
Details are still scarce but today we want to take you through the most important things to know, right now, if you’re interested in playing Skyrim in virtual reality.
Skyrim VR for PlayStation VR
Like Fallout 4 VR, Skyrim VR appears to be an exclusive.
While Fallout is heading to the HTC Vive headset, Skyrim VR is heading to the PlayStation VR, Sony’s virtual reality solution. The PlayStation VR is currently priced at $400 though retailers like Amazon occasionally offer discounts.
It’s unclear if Skyrim VR is an exclusive to the PlayStation VR or a timed exclusive for Sony’s headset.
Bethesda’s planning to release Fallout 4 VR for the HTC Vive so it’s possible we’ll see the game extended to that platform sometime after the launch.
A release on Oculus Rift hasn’t been ruled out either.
Skyrim VR Release Date
Skyrim VR will be released sometime after Fallout 4 VR arrives in October.
The Skyrim VR release date for PlayStation VR is confirmed for November though Bethesda and Sony declined to offer a specific date.
Amazon’s listed the game with a December 29th release date though that is clearly just a placeholder.
Skyrim VR Pre-Orders
According to the website, Skyrim VR will go on sale in the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada with Best Buy and Target both listed as upcoming retailer partners.
Skyrim VR Deals
The first Skyrim VR deal is live at Amazon.
The company is taking 20% off the $60 price tag which drops the game to just $47.99. The deal is only available to Amazon Prime members though you should be able to take advantage of the offer if you signup for a free Amazon Prime trial.
We expect more Skyrim VR deals to emerge throughout the year so be on the lookout as we approach the game’s release date.
Skyrim VR Content
Just like Fallout 4 VR, Skyrim VR is the full version of the game. Here’s how Bethesda describes the virtual version of Skyrim:
Skyrim VR reimagines the complete epic fantasy masterpiece with an unparalleled sense of scale, depth, and immersion. From battling ancient dragons to exploring rugged mountains and more, Skyrim VR brings to life a complete open world for you to experience any way you choose.
In addition to the core game, the company says Skyrim VR will include all three DLC expansions: Dawnguard, Hearthfire, and Dragonborn.
The announcement doesn’t mention support for mods.
To help hold fans of the series, Bethesda’s released a short trailer that showcases Skyrim in action on the PlayStation VR.
The trailer mainly focuses on the game’s combat, enemies and environments so we’ll have to wait and see how the crafting menus and the game’s UI look.
As for the game’s controls, you’ll use a DualShock 4 controller or the PlayStation Move controllers to move your character around Skyrim’s world.