SkyrimVR Coming to Rift and Vive Via SteamVR in April

Ever wonder what an arrow to the knee looks like in VR?

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Good news for any of our Dragonborn readers who happen to be PC gamers. It's just about time for all of you to Fus-Ro-Dah in full immersion because it looks like SkyrimVR will be making its PC debut April 3 on the SteamVR market. Bethesda made the announcement earlier today via their Twitter account:

Skyrim has been an extremely popular title ever since it first made its debut on the last generation of consoles. Fans were immediately drawn to the massive medieval fantasy open world of Skyrim and its intricate storytelling. Since then, it has gone on to be remastered for current-gen consoles before getting its VR debut on the PS4. I haven't played SkyrimVR on PS4 myself, but everyone I know that has basically gotten sucked right back into the world.

Now, PC fans with an Oculus Rift or HTC Vive will get a chance to see what SkyrimVR is like for themselves when it launches for SteamVR on April 3. Fans cans pre-purchase Skyrim VR here.

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    March 14, 2018 3:16 PM

    Blake Morse posted a new article, SkyrimVR Coming to Rift and Vive Via SteamVR in April

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      March 14, 2018 3:28 PM

      All video games should be in VR. Its 2018, what are we waiting for?

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        March 14, 2018 3:30 PM

        cheaper vr set and cheaper vr capable computers

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        March 14, 2018 9:03 PM

        Once they solve vomit inducing motion sickness, they can get fully excited. Check out the psvr reviews of skyrim vr before you get too excited. For that matter, even farpoint on psvr has troubles. Or Minecraft VR.

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          March 15, 2018 12:47 AM

          subnautica made me sweaty while swimming around.
          But inside the seamoth or walker it works perfectly. Shame theres no mech version of skyrim

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            March 15, 2018 6:41 AM

            This is what game designers are going to have to wrap their heads around. VR works almost too well. Your brain believes so fully that you should be swimming to move, when you move without doing anything, it freaks out. But when its believe you are in a vehicle, then it is totally cool with moving without doing any physical motion.

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        March 15, 2018 6:38 AM

        Higher resolution, less wires, more GPU power.

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      March 14, 2018 4:08 PM

      I held off on Fallout VR but I'm going to be really tempted to pick up Skyrim.

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        March 15, 2018 12:51 AM

        I’d wait for reviews because Fallout 4 VR had performance issues even on 1080s at launch.

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      March 14, 2018 4:13 PM

      Oh god this is going to be insane, imagine once people start seriously modding it ? People are gonna lose their lives to this, at least they'll be getting a little exercise though.

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      March 15, 2018 12:21 AM

      ... and Windows Mixed Reality, the cheapest option of the three.

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        March 15, 2018 12:49 AM

        what is that and how do i buy it. I bing searched it but it didnt really explain anything

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          March 15, 2018 12:57 AM

          They are Microsoft’s VR headsets build by different PC vendors:

          https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/collections/vrandmixedrealityheadsets

          Higher resolution than Vive or Oculus. Don’t require external cameras to be placed in the room and the motion controllers are better than the Vive wands but worse than the Oculus Touch controllers.

          The one with the highest res (same as Vive Pro) is the Samsung Odyssey.

          Many VR games on Steam support Windows MR (look out for the Windows MR icon where the VR headsets are listed) and there are tools to get Oculus Store games working on the headsets.

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            March 15, 2018 12:59 AM

            I’d recommend getting the Samsung Odyssey or the Acer headset.

            It’s better to have a GeForce 1080 for the Odyssey and a 1070 minimum for the others.

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              March 15, 2018 1:16 AM

              Note when I said they were the cheapest I meant when they were on sale quite frequently in the last few months for $200-$350. So keep looking around.

              For $399 I’d pick up the Oculus Rift.

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                March 15, 2018 1:22 AM

                Amazon.com has them for $250 - $420.

                https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/s/ref=is_s?k=windows+mixed+reality

                For $250 the Acer headset is a pretty good deal.

                The HP one is terrible, haven’t tried the others yet.

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                  March 15, 2018 2:24 AM

                  cool, id never heard of these. might be a good upgrade from the DK2.
                  Amazon uk has the acer one for £330. bit cheaper than a new rift

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                    March 15, 2018 4:47 AM

                    That’s because Microsoft and the vendors are terrible when it comes to marketing them.

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                  March 15, 2018 2:30 AM

                  any good for people with glasses? I could just convince a friend to get one for me to play with

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                    March 15, 2018 3:10 AM

                    Yep, i have had 3 people with glasses try and love my Odyssey

                    tbh, I wouldn't go with WMR set except for the Odyssey, it has the best panels by far and the IPD adjustment wheel

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                      March 15, 2018 4:57 AM

                      Haven’t tried the Odyssey yet but if it’s as solid as the Vive Pro it’s going to be a total steal for the price in the US.

                      Unfortunately, you cannot buy the Odyssey in Europe yet and importing it makes it quite expensive.

                      The Acer is best bang for the buck IMO.

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                    March 15, 2018 4:47 AM

                    I think they are all fine other than the Rift where you have to be more careful when taking off/putting on the headset.

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            March 15, 2018 5:43 AM

            Worth mentioning is while the MR headsets support inside-out tracking that doesn't require any external sensors/cameras, the controller tracking relies on them being visible from the HMD. From what I've read the tracking works really well, but you WILL lose tracking if doing things such as putting your hands behind your body/head.

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              March 15, 2018 5:46 AM

              a lot of games rely on that. i wonder how well they work

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                March 15, 2018 6:15 AM

                paging Milleh. I believe he said he's only noticed it drop tracking a few times so far.

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                  March 15, 2018 7:12 AM

                  Yea, hands way above head or behind body

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                    March 15, 2018 7:29 AM

                    Hrm have you tried Sprint Vector or Climby? Sounds like might have potential issues if you can't reach above you.

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              March 15, 2018 6:37 AM

              It's sometimes annoying, but not that bad. I feel like the ease of setup makes up for it.

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                March 15, 2018 6:38 AM

                Also,m in games like Space Pirate Trainer where you reach behind your back it just somehow knows that you've done it. Not sure of the trick there.

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                  March 15, 2018 6:47 AM

                  oh, okay. that's one of the examples i was thinking of. Robo Recall has you reach down to your hips a lot too.

                  must be integrating accelerometer info too or something, that's awesome

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          March 15, 2018 5:33 AM

          Buy them from Amazon for the cheapest deal. Dell and HP versions go for not much over $200.

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        March 15, 2018 6:43 AM

        is it though? Oculus is now $399

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      March 15, 2018 6:41 AM

      Fffuuuuuuccckkkiiinnngggg yyeeeeesssssssssss

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      March 15, 2018 7:26 AM

      fuck i'm gonna buy Skyrim again

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      March 15, 2018 8:39 AM

      I think the Rift support here might be misleading. Fallout 4 had to be hacked up to work in Rift, and it was unpleasant to play. It controlled like a mess. This is Zenimax here, so I assume Skyrim will be the same.