The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR, the latest version of Bethesda’s smash-hit 2011 RPG, is quickly approaching its April 3 release on Steam following its PlayStation VR release this past November.

It has been revealed that the Steam version of Skyrim VR will support play with the HTC Vive, Windows Mixed Reality, and, likely to the surprise of many, the Oculus Rift. The reason this announcement may come as a shock is because of the ongoing conflict between Bethesda’s parent company, ZeniMax, and Oculus VR’s parent company, Facebook.

Around this time last year, ZeniMax won a lawsuit against Facebook, alleging that Oculus VR’s CTO, John Carmack, took code and project plans with him when he left Bethesda. They also accused Facebook of directly aiding Carmack in the alleged IP theft. This is considered to be one of the reasons Fallout 4 VR, another VR port of a popular Bethesda game, did not support the Oculus Rift.

The fact that Skyrim VR will support the Oculus Rift, in spite of the bad blood between ZeniMax and Facebook, is sure to raise a few eyebrows. However, what exactly this means in regards to the companies’ feud is not currently known.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR will be released for PC on April 3 and will feature the base game, as well as the three add-ons; Dawnguard, Hearthfire, and Dragonborn.


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Noah Dominguez
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A lifelong gamer who got his start playing Spyro the Dragon, Trap Gunner, and Medievil II on the original PlayStation (and has been impatiently awaiting Medievil III ever since), as well as Sonic the Hedgehog on the Sega Genesis. Now has a penchant for games with compelling stories, but still spends way more time playing Tony Hawk games than any one person should and could listen to their soundtracks all day long if need be. Has worked as an online writer since late 2016, giving his take on video games, movies, television shows, comic books, and the like. Currently waiting to be cast in a 21 Jump Street revival TV series.