Last year Bethesda announced that Skyrim VR would be headed onto the PC where it would be playable on devices like the HTC Vive. It was largely assumed that it would be only available on the HTC Vive, but the game’s pre-order page on Steam (via GameSpot) has revealed a surprise and that is it will support the Oculus Rift as well.
It was also listed that the game would play nicely with Microsoft Windows Mixed Reality, but the support for Oculus Rift was really unexpected. This is because while HTC and Oculus were sort of the first on the scene with VR headsets, it quickly became apparent that they were both hoping to dominate the landscape separately.
This resulted in games being made exclusive for either platform, similar to what we are seeing with the PS4 and Xbox One, so to see a game that is compatible for both the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift is a bit surprising. This is clearly good news for gamers since it means that more people can enjoy the game now.
Skyrim is currently available for pre-purchase on Steam where it is expected to be released on the 3rd of April, 2018. It will cost $60 and will include all the DLCs that have been released to date.