Todd Howard, the director for Bethesda Games Studios believes that Virtual Reality (VR) will blossom and actually be good while talking about the industry at Gamelab event that was held in Barcelona Spain. Howard believes that VR Industry is currently entering its second generation and it will be good when it enters the third generation. He maintained that he is interested in the technology and prefers VR more than Augmented Reality (AR) by admitting, “I’m a little more VR than AR.” According to a report by VGR, Howard’s interest in VR is justified as Bethesda has launched VR titles of its games.
He added, “we did Fallout and Skyrim VR. We’re just about to enter the second generation of VR. Historically, the third generation is where it starts to become popular.” It is likely to be the reason why Bethesda is not actively developing any more VR game titles right now. The report indicates that it is possible that the company may pour in resources on developing a VR version of Fallout 76 after the studio has launched the game for traditional gaming devices. He did not add any details about what the “third generation” of VR will consist of.
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The company has not announced any plans of an upcoming VR title which makes it unclear if the company will introduce a VR version of the upcoming Starfield or The Elder Scrolls VI. The report also pointed out that Howard received an “Industry Legend” award at the event.
This is not the first time when Todd has surfaced in reports as he recently revealed that Sony was the reason why Bethesda was not able to add cross-platform multiplayer mode in Fallout 76. As previously reported, he added that Sony was not as helpful as other companies when it came to cross-platform gaming.