This Week In Games: Hello, Skyrim VR

This Week In Games: Hello, Skyrim VR

Now that we’re back from the public holiday, let’s get into the exploration that really matters: Skyrim. But in VR. And the best kind of VR (you can buy today, anyway).

As of this morning, Skyrim VR has launched for Rift, Vive and Mixed Reality users. It’s basically the souped-up version of the Skyrim PSVR port, supporting Oculus Touch, the Dash interface, and comes with locomotion or teleportation movement.

It’s not the only thing out this week, of course: King of Fighters ’97 Global Match makes a return on consoles, and the mammoth TERA MMO makes its console debut. Here’s This Week in Games.

  • Skyrim VR (Rift, Vive, Mixed Reality)
  • TERA (PS4, XBO)
  • Atelier: Lydie & Suelle – The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings (Switch)
  • Minit (PC, PS4, XBO)
  • Simon the Sorcerer 1/2 (PC)
  • The Adventure Pals (PC, PS4, XBO, Switch)
  • Quadrantica (PC)
  • The Adventures of Bertram Fiddle: Episode 1 (Switch)
  • D/Generation (Switch)
  • Metropolis: Lux Obscura (Switch)
  • Samurai Showdown 3 NEOGEO (Switch)
  • The Bunker (Switch)
  • Urban Trial Playground (Switch)


So yeah, not an especially strong week. We’ve got plenty coming in the weeks ahead: God of War, the Switch turning into a hybrid-cardboard toy, The Fractured But Whole coming to Switch, the latest iteration of the Total War series and Yakuza 6.

But not this week. It’s just good old Skyrim.


  • Interesting that it’s not just teleportation. I started thinking all VR was a gimmick when I saw Doom had you instantly zipping around everywhere. Will definitely keep an eye out for reviews on this bad boy.

      • Yeah I almost tried to refund doom until I discovered the setting to enable free movement. It was called something stupid like enable analogue sticks or something.
        I don’t get sick in VR so I found it WAY better to just stick with the movement I already know from 20+ years of playing doom…

    • Yes the initial release of Doom VFR was lacklustre with the control options and such. They have patched it better apparently.

    • I checked the Xbox One X last night to see if there was any upcoming games – it didn’t have anything listed for the whole week. :'(

  • And not a single title this week … fine by me, all the games that are flagged for release this year don’t have dates anyway, so more time for ‘Sea with friends (Sea of Thieves), really its the only way to enjoy the game, the shenanigans you can get up to with friends.

  • Shadow of War is basically a new game to me now. A definite buy.

    Might pick it up during the Xbox autumn sale and sit on it until July 17.

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