Bethesda’s ‘Doom VFR’ E3 gameplay trailer features floating hands and lightning fast gunplay

Bethesda’s ‘Doom VFR’ E3 gameplay trailer features floating hands and lightning fast gunplay

Bethesda‘s E3 press conference yesterday was crammed packed full of stuff. So much so, it was hard to keep track of everything that was going down.

One thing that stood out, though, was the Bethesda announcement about its Doom VFR first-person shooter being brought to VR headsets, and the subsequent trailer they showed.

Doom VFR was shown running on the HTC Vive and was interesting for many things, but specifically for its dash/teleportation mechanic, which is quite unique.

The Doom VFR E3 gameplay video doesn’t show much about the game, just a pair of glowing and floating hands that then grab multiple weapons and are involved in a lot of gunplay. Gunplay that looks incredibly fast and frenetic, and a whole lot of fun.

Of course, at that kind of speed, the motion sickness VR headset wearers can experience could kick in. Bethesda doesn’t seem unduly concerned, though, and their developers are playing it, so why should you be?

And it is interesting that Bethesda is pushing ahead with developing games for VR. Especially as few gamers seem that interested in the technology as yet. Which leaves Bethesda either at the forefront and miles ahead of everyone else because they really get that the technology is huge, or wasting a lot of resources on something that will die out fast. Only time will tell which way it will go.

As for Doom VFR, the company did not give a specific release date, but it is scheduled to launch by the end of 2017.

Watch the Doom VFR E3 trailer meanwhile to get a feel for what you are in for. Well, I like it.

And, if you’re interested in everything else Bethesda announced in their press conference, you can watch it in its entirety in the video below that.

Michelle Topham

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