HTC Vive, the virtual reality headset made by Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC, today announced a promotion that should see sales of the device skyrocket in the next few months.
Anybody who purchases a HTC Vive will now receive a code which will allow them to download the Fallout 4 VR game, which retails for around $59.99, for no charge at all.
This is the first time that Fallout 4, a winner of over 200 ‘Best Of’ awards in the gaming industry, comes fully operational to a virtual reality platform.
While the core of the role-playing adventure game is still the same on the HTC Vive as it is on other devices, many of the features have been updated for an immersive virtual reality experience.
Joel Breton, General Manager of Vive Studios, spoke about the anticipation that consumers have on seeing Fallout 4 finally come to virtual reality when it becomes available on the 12th of December.
“Fallout 4 VR is the most anticipated title for VR this holiday [season], and the game development team at Bethesda Game Studios is delivering on the promise with a full-length, open-world game that takes advantage of Vive’s incredible room-scale immersion for a mind-blowing experience.”
“The promise of a game with near endless content, including hundreds of locations, characters, and quests, fully playable in VR, is something that we have been focused on providing for the VR gaming community.”
The HTC Vive, launched in April of last year, has already been awarded numerous accolades, including ‘VR Headset of the Year’ for 2016 at both the Trusted Reviews Awards and the Wearable Tech Awards.