Ubisoft has a lot of Assassin’s Creed on the way, but arguably the project we know the least about is Assassin’s Creed Nexus VR, a virtual reality adaptation of the stealth series. The release re-emerged overnight as part of a Meta Quest Gaming Showcase, where it was confirmed it’ll launch on the Quest 2 and the newly announced Quest 3 later this year – but more information will be shared during the French publisher’s E3-style press conference later this month.
There was no word of exclusivity during the title’s brief cameo, and Ubisoft deciding to reveal the title on neutral ground suggests PSVR2 could be a possibility. Obviously, as we noted in our recent three month later article, Sony’s headset would really benefit from a roadmap of must-own content, and Assassin’s Creed is certainly a big enough franchise to attract serious attention. All eyes will now be pointed at the publisher’s presentation.
Ubisoft has actually made some really good virtual reality games in the past, including the Assassin’s Creed spin-off Eagle Flight, so it’s good to see it continuing to support the technology with new titles. It’s a shame other publishers aren’t being anywhere near as experimental with the hardware, because while the flow of indie titles is very steady, the sector needs big tentpole titles to attract more mainstream attention.