12 December 2017 - 19:51

Fallout 4 VR lets you explore the Wasteland in person today

War never changes, but virtual reality can make it more immersive.
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Ever wanted to wander around a nuclear wasteland in VR? Now you can, with Bethesda’s release of Fallout 4 VR, which is finally available to play today. It’s out for PC players using HTC Vive and, in fact, has been bundled with HTC headsets as a sort of “starter” game for players. 

The other Bethesda title Doom VFR released for PlayStation VR, but that has not been the case here for Fallout 4 VR. It was originally planned for release back in October, but was pushed back a bit for some additional time in the oven. It has since resurfaced with revamped combat systems as well as tweaks to its crafting mechanics. 

If you’re interested in playing, the game’s available on Steam right now for $59.95. It’s not an upgrade to the original Fallout 4, so if you already have that and want to go virtual reality, you will have to make a standalone purchase for full price. 

Considering you now get to traverse the wasteland via first-person, look around and interact with items, and see the insanity firsthand, that’s a small price to pay. If you bought the special edition Pip-Boy that Bethesda sold not long ago that you can deposit your phone into, you can pretend you’re actually staving off creepy, radioactive monsters and forging a life of your own after a nuclear disaster. Fun, right? 

Check out the official trailer from back at E3 for a look at what you'll see in-game if you're still not sure you're quite sold on it.

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