The latest version of Skyrim has the bestselling open-world fantasy RPG headed to VR support on PlayStation. After becoming a blockbuster best-seller upon initial release in 2011, the fifth original title in The Elder Scrolls franchise (as developed and published by Bethesda) has gone on to see three separate DLC add-ons – namely Dawnguard, Hearthfire, and Dragonborn – in addition to a subsequently-remastered special edition updated specifically for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in 2016.
For all intents and purposes, the wildly popular original property has made more than enough money by now in its six years of commercial release – though that hasn’t stopped Bethesda from developing a port for the Nintendo Switch that is due out sometime this year. Critically praised as one of the greatest video games of all time, Skyrim continues to reign as one of the most widely played titles of the past ten years – and the latest word has the title slated for VR support on PlayStation as well.
In the footage featured above, gamers can attest to the fact that Skyrim is headed to VR on PlayStation as per its announcement at E3 2017. Ostensibly allowing players to enter into and explore the original fantasy world created by Bethesda in a manner that seeks to add yet another layer to an already well-played and extensively explored title, gamers can get their hands on the forthcoming The Elder Scrolls VR experience in due time.
Whether or not gamers with ready access to the latest VR technology on PlayStation will be especially eager to pop in an augmented version of Skyrim is the most pertinent question. After seeing the original game republished and expanded upon multiple times over on the behalf of DLC add-on content and user generated mods, it’s a bit of a stretch to imagine that the game still has more to offer.
Six years later, Skyrim is a near undisputed contemporary masterpiece of the fantasy RPG genre, and as such its move to VR support on PlayStation should perhaps come as no small surprise to those with their fingers on the pulse of the gaming industry. However things turn out for Bethesda with their latest venture, perhaps gamers will wind up picking up the latest version of the 2011 game when it sees commercial release and begin exploring the vast expanses of the game’s wildly original and diversely teeming environments once more.