E3 2018: Wolfenstein VR Leaves Out Everything We Love About the Series

The original Wolfenstein 3D is an iconic FPS that, along with DOOM, helped put first-person shooters on the map. Since its release, murdering Nazis has remained one of the gaming worlds most beloved pastimes, and Bethesda aims to continue the long-running tradition with the release of Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot — its latest VR iteration based off of one of its most successful franchises.

Cyberpilot was first announced during Bethesda’s E3 2018 press conference, and I had an opportunity to go hands-on with the game on the E3 show floor yesterday. Now, a big part of why Wolfenstein is so successful is because of how well it blends over-the-top violence with a thoughtful yet gut-punching narrative of a demented alternate reality in which the Nazi’s won the war. Wolfenstein isn’t just a silly shooter full of blood and gore, it manages to juggle multiple tones very well. Suffice it to say, Cyberpilot doesn’t seem to follow in those elaborate footsteps.

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