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Bethesda’s Todd Howard has revealed that the studio is currently trying to remake Fallout 4 in VR. Although the project sounds very ambitious and this would be a breakthrough in the VR industry if they are successful.
In an interview with Glixel, Howard said, “That’s the promise of VR, being in a big virtual world. The core experience, meaning you put on the headset and you’re standing in the world of Fallout and can go where you want, just that little bit is every bit as cool as you hope it would be.”
“Once we did that, we were like, ‘OK, we gotta see where this goes’,” he added.
He even said that Bethesda are not even bothered by the size of the VR market and sales.
He said, “That will all sort itself out. We have an opportunity to make something really unique. We’d rather do that than make some other tiny experience. I don’t think that’s what people want from us.”
He definitely has a point. Once Fallout 4 makes an entry in the VR gaming segment, the game would be a definite blockbuster. The VR market is still unexplored and no one can guarantee what’s in the store for the future.
“It did make us aware that some of the things we do speak to people who don’t traditionally play games, or don’t traditionally play role-playing games,” he said. “They make it their own experience, and that was what was most important to us. Putting somebody in a world where they can do what they want. I think that’s what’s special about video games as entertainment.”
I can’t wait to play Fallout 4 in Virtual Reality already.
You can read the full interview here.