Major virtual reality releases from huge publishers like Ubisoft are rare, but Assassin’s Creed Nexus VR looks like a title worth watching – unfortunately, it’s currently a Meta Quest exclusive, with no plans for PSVR2 yet. While we’d expect it to end up on Sony’s headset eventually, this overview trailer reveals exactly what PS5 players will be missing out on.
Narratively the game sounds a bit complicated: it’s effectively repurposing assets from Assassin’s Creed 2, Assassin’s Creed 3, and Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. This means you’ll play as three different protagonists: Ezio, Connor, and Kassandra – all with slightly different abilities and move sets, as is accurate to the characters and their original releases.
But the gameplay does look really good: it has all the elements of a traditional Assassin’s Creed game, including parkour, sword combat, and stealth. All of the actions appear to be intuitively mapped to the motion controls, including some neat little tricks, like how you can flick your wrist to release your hidden blade before initiating a takedown.
We’re confident this is probably going to end up a timed exclusive to Meta Quest, and we wouldn’t be surprised to see it ported to PSVR2 next year. It’s cool to see more big budget virtual reality experiences based on major brands emerge, though – obviously there are tons of top-notch VR titles to try these days, but the medium needs these blockbusters to attract more casual interest.