HTC’s new Vive bundle includes the VR adaptation of Bethesda’s hit apocalyptic RPG and a special deal for existing owners.
Fallout 4 is easily one of the more highly-anticipated VR titles currently pending release. Hit developer Bethesda worked overtime to bring the entirety of the massive apocalyptic shooter to VR, delivering what is expected to be one of the more fully-fleshed out titles to hit a VR headset. So if you were waiting for the perfect time to make the leap into VR, now would be the time. HTC has announced a new Vive bundle that includes a preorder code for Fallout 4 VR.
Announced Monday, HTC’s new deal gives customers of the HTC Vive headset, now just $699, access to a free code for Fallout 4 VR (a $59.99 value), which they can redeem for a copy of the game on its release date of December 12th, 2017. The award-winning title’s AAA story and core mechanics have been transported to VR along with all-new crafting, combat and building mechanics completely repurposed for VR. With the power of the Vive’s room-scale technology and highly-accurate, sub-millimeter tracking, Fallout 4 VR could be the first real AAA VR title to make a significant wave in the medium.
“Fallout 4 VR is the most anticipated title for VR this holiday, and the game development team at Bethesda Game Studios is delivering on the promise with a full-length AAA open-world game that takes advantage of Vive’s incredible room-scale immersion for a mindblowing experience in the Wasteland,” said Joel Breton, GM of Vive Studios. “The promise of a game with near endless content, including hundreds of locations, characters, and quests, fully playable in VR, is something that we have been focused on providing for the VR gaming community. We are now thrilled to provide this incredible game to new Vive owners and eagerly look forward to game’s launch on Vive this December.”
Of course HTC isn’t ignoring their existing community who may very well be planning on picking up a copy of the game when it releases. Any pre-existing Vive owner who purchases a copy of Fallout 4 VR will receive a special 3-month Viveport Subscription (15 titles) that will be accessible prior to the game’s official release. Viveport currently boasts over 250 different VR experiences and games that users are free to access at any time.
With Skyrim VR hitting headsets this November and Fallout 4 VR coming just a month later, VR users are about to have their hands full with two gigantic experiences. More importantly however, we’re about to find out if long-form virtual reality gaming is a viable market. Users, tired of quick, throw-away “experiences,” have been clamoring for more fully-developed VR games as of late. So to have two adaptations of major video game titles should be a welcomed change-of-pace.