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Skyrim VR Release: 5 Things to Know

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.

Nothing is confirmed but it looks like Skyrim VR might be a timed exclusive for the PlayStation VR.

According to GameSpot (in the video above), Skyrim VR will be heading to the HTC Vive sometime next year. Bethesda hasn’t confirmed the move but it makes sense given that the company’s developing Fallout 4 for the HTC Vive.

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

Bethesda’s website lists Skyrim VR pre-orders though only the Bethesda Store and Amazon appear to be taking orders right now. Bethesda Store pre-orders are limited to shoppers in the United States.

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.

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One of our favorite Skyrim mods for PC is now available for console. 

A Quality World Map by IcePenguin is an essential mod for PC. And now that it's available for console, it's an essential mod for Xbox One. (It's not available for PS4 yet.)

Bethesda's vanilla Skyrim map is decent enough but this mod takes it to the next level with improved textures and detailed roads.

The developer has literally drawn out every single road in the game and needless to say, it's impressive. And useful. 

For more info, take a look at the video below.

Trust us, this one is very, very good. Give it a try today.

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