Doom VFR, the VR-compatible game followingId Software’srecentDoom (2016),is now available for pre-order for $29.99 on PSVR and HTC Vive, a far cry from the non-VR game’s original launch price of $59.99 just last year. You might be wondering why.
While the non-VR Doomhas since gonedown in price (now $29.99), it comes to us from the same parent studio, Bethesda, that just priced the upcomingFallout 4 VRat a full price tag of $59.99.Bethesda confidently writes this in the first line of theFallout 4 VR description:
“Fallout 4 […] finally comes in its entirety to VR. Fallout 4 VR includes the complete core game with all-new combat, crafting, and building systems fully reimagined for virtual reality. The freedom of exploring the wasteland comes alive like never before.”
Unlike Fallout 4 VR,what we’ve read in the product descriptionsacross the various digital marketplaces aboutDoom VFR’sdoesn’t make it clear whether the VR game is going to be the full base game or another entirely separate experience all together. Only in arecentblog post doesBethesda callDoom VFRa “standalone VR game.”
Id Software CTO Robert Duffy says its“a DOOM game specifically for virtual reality [which] has provided an exciting opportunity to not only surround players with the world of DOOM like never before, but also let them experience and explore the UAC and Hell in new ways, playing as new characters with totally unique tools and abilities.”
The game is currently available for pre-order now through thePlayStation Store, Steam and Amazon. Published release dates appear to be placeholders, as Bethesda’s only mentioned a Q4 2017 launch window.
We’re currently reporting from E3 in Los Angeles, so check back for more news surroundingnew VR games and experiences.