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The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim VR pre-order is live and it costs a bomb

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The pre-order page for the upcoming The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR is live on the PlayStation Store and its price is perhaps the thing that has stuck out most.

Retailing at a full $59.99, Skyrim VR - a full-length adventure tailor-made for PS VR with all add-ons and DLC in tow - was one of the announcements made at publisher Bethesda's E3 2017 press conference - a show that finally saw the official reveals of both The Evil Within 2 and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus.

The price seems particularly egregious considering the fact that there's an abundance of fans who, in addition to purchasing the game upon its initial release on November 11, 2011, would have also picked up the fully-priced The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition back in October 28 of last year.

Though VR is obviously a costly feature to implement, Skyrim is a five-and-a-half-year-old game at its core and to ask players to pay another $60 when many have already paid $60 just a few months ago to play the game on the exact same system seems a little problematic.

As far as we're aware there's no discounted price for people wanting to ‘upgrade' their Special Edition purchase to that of the VR version.

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As it stands, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR doesn't have a firm release date other than its placeholder of December 31, 2017, though November’s been suggested by some.

To prepare for action, we recommend checking out the Best Skyrim Console Commands & Cheats to give yourselves a head start!

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