Bethesda's Exec Says VR Will Blossom, Eventually

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Bethesda's Exec Says VR Will Blossom, Eventually
July 3, 2018

Bethesda's Todd Howard recently took to the Gamelab event in Barcelona, Spain to chat with Game Awards founder Geoff Keighley, as well as an interview with GamesBeat about a variety of different topics. During the chats, he had some interesting things to share, namely about Fallout 76, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, and various other tidbits. But perhaps one of the most important kernels of information he shared were his thoughts on VR and how it's still going to come into its own.

 

It turns out that Howard is still very excited by the prospect of virtual reality, which makes sense given Bethesda's releases of its titles in VR in the past. “I’m a little more VR than AR,” he told GamesBeat. “We did Fallout and Skyrim in VR. We’re just about to enter the second generation of VR. Historically, the third generation is where it starts to become popular.”

Howard didn't specify what he meant by "third generation," of course, but it's clear the enthusiasm is there, and he's looking forward to seeing it come into its own. Hopefully he's right, as VR still has yet to properly "become popular" the way that it should, especially given how dudes can swing around double-sided lightsaber controllers in games like Beat Saber and look totally sick. Hope you're right, Howard. 

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