Assassin’s Creed Nexus VR is going to be the first time the franchise will dip its blades into virtual reality. We recently got invited to an exclusive preview event where the folks at Ubisoft Red Storm shared some details regarding the game. Here’s what we know so far.
This project was originally announced in a Ubisoft blog post back in 2021 alongside a Splinter Cell VR game. However, only Assassin’s Creed Nexus VR is set to release as Sam Fisher’s virtual reality adventure was canceled last year. While no specific release dates have been given, you can expect Assassin’s Creed Nexus VR to come out sometime in Holiday 2023 for the Meta Quest VR headsets.
We were shown a trailer that featured a man playing what looks more like a proof of concept rather than actual gameplay footage. Everything shown was just pre-render animations but it does paint a picture as to what to expect.
Players will be able to step into the eyes of 3 legendary Assassins: Ezio Auditore da Firenze, Kassandra, and Connor. You’ll be able to parkour across open maps in Renaissance Italy, Colonial America, and Ancient Greece as you go through untold chapters of each of the lives of the 3 Assassins.
Aside from having full 360 degrees of immersion with VR, you’ll also be able to use a wide range of motions for combat as you strike, block, and counterattack. And of course, you’ll be able to use the iconic Hidden Blade as you assassinate your way through different targets. This was a prominent action that was shown in the trailer. You can also use different tools such as throwing knives, tomahawks, smoke bombs, etc. that are attached to your full-body avatar.
There will also be stealth mechanics such as blending in the environments and the crowd to really make you feel like an Assassin yourself.
As of right now, the only confirmed details regarding Assassin’s Creed Nexus VR are:
- Full body, actionable avatar with a variety of holstered weapons that are all interactable via hand tracking
- Immersive cinematics
- Large open maps that can be fully climbed and explored filled with a dense living world of civilians and enemies designed to react to the player’s VR actions
- An innovative suite of comfort options including dynamic peripheral vision blocking, teleportation (including climbing and parkour), and more can be turned on to deliver a true action game for players of all types of VR sensitivities
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