Bethesda announced at its E3 conference that it would be bringing both Fallout 4 and Doom to virtual reality. Well, they announced it last year, but this year they showed them both off and gave a 2017 release date for both. Doom VFR is coming to both PlayStation VR and HTC Vive later this year, and will offer a new story and perspective in the Doom universe.
The game still takes place within the UAC Facility from the 2016 hit game, but players will be a cybernetic survivor of the demon onslaught that is activated by the UAC to fight off all of the demons both in the facility and in Hell. You will be tasked with repairing the UAC so that it is back to operational stability. The trailer above shows off some of the new ways you’ll interact with the game, including teleportation and jet-strafing that works as your movement. You’ll still shoot a lot of demons though with the same iconic weapons you’ve come to love. But the trailer also shows a level of interactivity that simply wasn’t present in the 2016 game. Doom VFR looks like it has the potential to be a great virtual reality experience in the Doom setting.
Originally, the game was only announced for HTC Vive back at E3 2016, but this year Doom VFR will be coming to both HTC Vive and PSVR. Perhaps we’ll see its presence again at Sony’s E3 conference later today. For now though, stay with BagoGames as we provide coverage for all the latest E3 2017 announcements.
Source: Bethesda E3 Conference, Bethesda Press Release