Killing Nazis is one of the gaming world’s most beloved pastimes. The original Wolfenstein 3D on PC is a classic FPS that, along with the likes of DOOM, helped put first-person shooters on the map as a viable game genre.

Naturally, murdering Nazis is ingrained into the DNA of what makes a good FPS and that tradition is alive and well today. Call of Duty returned to WWII last year and Battlefield V is returning to the setting this year.

Wolfenstein is back and better than ever with New Colossus releasing to critical and commercial success last year and now, sticking to their trend of creating VR iterations of their most successful franchises, Bethesda is planning to release Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot in 2019. The game was first announced this past weekend at Bethesda’s E3 2018 press conference, along with a Prey VR adaptation, and new Elder Scrolls game that will feature VR support, and we got the chance to go hands-on with the Wolfenstein title at Bethesda’s booth on the show floor.

You can see some footage of the game down in the trailer below: A big part of what makes Wolfenstein so popular, at least nowadays, is how well it mixes over-the-top action and violence with thoughtful, gut-punching narrative representations of a twisted alternate reality in which the Nazi regime is in power. It’s not just a silly shooter full of action and blood, like Serious Sam, but it juggles multiple tones very well.

I’m not sure that Cyberpilot, the VR edition of the revered franchise, is following in those complex footsteps. Cyberpilot takes place about 20 years after the events of New Colossus. Read more from…

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