Bethesda’s VR version of Skyrim (2011) is nearly here, launching on PSVR Friday this week. If you’re itching to see more gameplay before pulling the trigger on the full-priced game, Bethesda is running a live stream starting Monday, November 13th at 12:30pm ET (your time here) so you can get another peek at what’s poised to be an instant fan favorite.
You’ve probably played the traditional console/PC version of Skyrim, seen gameplay videos, or at least swam through an Internet’s-worth of memes before getting here, so you basically know what you’re getting with Skyrim VR: a giant open world that offers an impressive number of missions. As with all things, the devil is invariably in the details though, and porting a game to VR and making it work isn’t as simple as supporting a VR headset and calling it a job well done. The user interface usually has to be reworked, object interaction needs to be natural, scaling needs to be appropriate to the size of your character (you notice it more in VR than on a monitor). All of those things and much more have to work flawlessly for a PC-to-VR port like Skyrim VR to be a success.
We’ll of course be bringing you our review too, so check back soon.