Bethesda quietly released the official street date for their upcoming VR game, Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot, which is targeting both PSVR and SteamVR headsets.
Although the Steam page only lists HTC Vive as a supported headset, the game’s website also mentions Windows VR headset support as well. It’s also extremely likely that Oculus Rift is supported too—providing the studio hasn’t added any unprecedented headset checks to artificially lock out Rift users.
As with Skyrim VR and Fallout 4 VR, Bethesda tends to professionally ignore Oculus products despite offering defacto support for Rift thanks to Steam’s OpenVR API. There’s a whole story about that, but we won’t get into here.
We got a chance to go hands-on with Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot at E3 last year, and while visually impressive, the demo seemed to be more of a surface look at the game, as it didn’t offer much depth in gameplay outside of controlling the Nazi Panzerhund and roasting Nazis alive with the integrated flame thrower.
We’ve also seen other mechs besides the Panzerhund in recently published images though, so we assume there’s also going to be some sort of vehicle progression.
Here’s the story in case you missed it: it’s been 20 years since the events of The New Colossus. You’re a hacker in the 1980s living in the series’ alternate WW2 history where the Nazis are still jackbooting around Paris. As a cyberpilot, you take control of Nazi mechs in aid of the French resistance by slaying Nazis.
Check out the trailer below:
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