Bethesda has issued a new patch for the VR version of Skyrim. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim update 188.8.131.52.8 aims to improve the experience for owners of Sony’s virtual-reality headset.
In addition to DOOM VFR, Skyrim is the second game from the publisher to get the VR treatment. Though it was heavily rumoured that Fallout VR may be launching in 2018, the latest rumor suggests that it may not happen.
So, for now, the best open world experience you get with your VR goggles on is through Skyrim. And despite some issues, it’s a glorious journey in virtual reality.
The latest Skyrim VR patch tackles some issues players had with the Move controllers, while improving visual clarity on PS4 Pro. Check out the patch notes below.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Update For PSVR
- Added a new main menu experience
- Globally improved visual fidelity, particularly on PS4 Pro
- Increased the maximum value for the height offset slider
- Various bugfixes
- Changes when using PS Move controllers:
- In direct movement, changed the secondary X button to move the player backwards.
- Added a new option, enabled by default, to “Show Hands When Sheathed”
- Sheath/unsheath has been moved to hold secondary O.
- Adjusted angle for spell targeting to be more comfortable
- The existing swimming has been moved to a new option for “Realistic Swimming”. Swimming by default now uses Direct Movement style controls
- Added option for HMD-relative direct movement instead of controller-relative direct movement.
- Added a new option for “Realistic Bow Aiming” which uses both PS Move controllers to aim
- Players can now point at map markers and get information on them in local map mode
The latest Skyrim VR update is now available to download on PS4.