'Skyrim VR' Comes to Steam in April

Skyrim VR was once a PS4-exclusive, but will jump to PCs via Steam on April 3. Bethesda has released a new trailer to showcase Skyrim VR on PC, which can be seen above.

Skyrim VR released on PS4 last November. The game was exclusive to the PSVR headset. However, now that Skyrim VR is coming to SteamVR, players with an HTC Vive headset will be able to get in on the fun as well. Unfortunately for those with Oculus Rift headsets, there is still no Skyrim VR support for that particular piece of hardware.

If you're wondering why Skyrim VR was exclusive to the PSVR initially, Bethesda's Head of PR and Marketing Pete Hine, explained the reasoning behind the decision to Player.One at last year's QuakeCon.

"Shipping something on one platform is going to teach you some things that will be applicable to others, but at the same time there's always going to be differences," Hines said. "It's far easier to have one game on a single platform than try and have it on multiple because the problems you might be trying to solve on one don't necessarily apply to the other. As things go faster, you can iterate more quickly."

Hines also explained why Skyrim specifically went to PS4 while Fallout 4 VR released on PC. "We looked at both and Skyrim just felt like a better fit for PSVR. A lot of the reasons are behind the scenes things, technical stuff in terms of fidelity, and how much they were each trying to do," he said. "It felt like Fallout 4 as a PC title was a better fit for that game and Skyrim for PS4."

Skyrim VR on PC will include all previously released DLC packs. This includes Dawnguard, Hearthfire and Dragonborn. Bethesda hasn't yet mentioned if Fallout 4 VR will follow suit and jump to PSVR.

So what do you think? Are you excited to play Skyrim in VR on your computer? What other games would you like to see get the VR treatment? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.