In an interview with Glixel, Bethesda director and executive producer Todd Howard confirmed that the development team wants to make Fallout 4 fully playable in virtual reality.
"We definitely are," Howard answer when Glixel's editor asked if he was "trying to put all of Fallout 4 in VR."
"That's the promise of VR, being in a big virtual world," Howard continued. "The core experience, meaning you put on the headset and you're standing in the world of Fallout and can go where you want, just that little bit is every bit as cool as you hope it would be. Once we did that, we were like, 'OK, we gotta see where this goes.'"
For most publishers, the current VR marketplace would be a concern: most games are bite-sized experiences, such as VR Sports Challenge and Job Simulator. Howard and the devs at Bethesda want to think bigger by making a product more in their wheelhouse.
"We have an opportunity to make something really unique. We'd rather do that than make some other tiny experience. I don't think that's what people want from us," he said.
In the same interview, Howard positively gushed about Nintendo's Switch console, but wouldn't give a firm yea-or-nay on Skyrim Special Edition making the jump to the console/handheld hybrid.