Today during Bethesda’s E3 Showcase, the company announced a new standalone VR title: Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot, due to launch in 2019.
Details on Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot are slim so far, though we expect to go hands-on with the game at E3 this week, so stay tuned for more details; for now here’s what Bethesda is saying so far:
The Resistance has upped its tech game in the two decades since the events of Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus. Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot drops you into the role of a resistance hacker on a mission to tear apart the Nazi forces in Paris using their own machines. Take control of a fire-breathing Panzerhund and more as you fight Nazis in the City of Love in order to aid the French resistance. Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot will be available as a standalone VR game in 2019. Saddle up, Cyberpilot. You’re one of us now.
The company hasn’t announced which VR platforms the game will launch on, though the Bethesda’s previous VR titles have spanned SteamVR headsets and PlayStation VR. It also isn’t clear yet how the Wolfenstein VR title might tie in with the new non-VR Wolfenstein: Youngblood game which was also announced at the Bethesda E3 Showcase.
With several VR titles now under its belt (Doom VFR, Skyrim VR, and Fallout 4 VR), Bethesda appears happy with its early jump into the VR space, positioning itself as a pioneer in the VR with “no sign of slowing down.”
The news came in tandem with the announcement that Bethesda’s Prey (2017) is getting a DLC soon with two separate VR modes.