Bethesda Studios has officially announced the launch of Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR for Steam VR on PC. The game was initially released for PlayStation VR but will now come to PC on April 3 with support for both HTC Vive and Oculus VR.
The game like its PSVR version will contain the complete core game as well as all the official add-ons – Dawnguard, Hearthfire and Dragonborn. The package will be priced at $60 (Rs 3,900 approx).
The VR version that hit PlayStation last November was engrossing to say the least, but reviewers were of the opinion that the Move controllers were not the most efficient at handling the controls. They said the response from the controllers was clunky, and the odd combination of the buttons.
With the game coming to HTC Vive, Windows Mixed Reality and Oculus VR, it becomes possible for it to get better graphics as well, because both these run on PCs and are not limited by the default specs of a PlayStation.
Bethesda’s promise for a VR port of its three games – Doom, Fallout, and Elder Scrolls series have now been realized in its entirety. And this marks an exciting time for VR on PC as more AAA titles get ported.
One of the most significant reasons why the Elder Scrolls games are popular is the mod support. But sadly, as Ars Technica reports, Bethesda has confirmed that mod support will not be coming to Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR. They reasoned that, “The team’s focus is on making the core experience of Skyrim VR feel and look great.”
After the release of Fallout VR without support for Oculus Rift, owing to the company feud between Bethesda’s parent company ZeniMax and Facebook, parent company of Oculus. People were sceptical of whether Skyrim VR would be support Oculus. But thankfully, a small Steam store listing mentions support for Oculus VR and the world is happy again.