Ubisoft is developing VR games for 2016 release

The world of VR gaming is about to get a major supporter as Ubisoft has announced they are currently developing a number of titles for release in 2016.


Oculus VR announced last week its Oculus Rift would be seeing a consumer release in early 2016, which means we should soon expect a flood of publishers announcing games for not only that platform, but for VR as a whole. One such publisher, Ubisoft, has announced it is currently developing a number of games that will support VR devices when they become more widely available next year.

Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot discussed his company’s plans to publish games that will support VR devices yesterday during an analyst call. “We believe a lot in virtual reality because we see that it is really giving a chance for gamers to be more immersed in worlds, and we are developing a certain number of games that are going to take advantage of this new possibility," he mentioned during the call. "We are working on the different brands we have to see how we can take advantage of those new possibilities, but making sure also we don't suffer from what comes with it, which is the difficulty to play a long time with those games. We are very bullish about the potential. We think it is going to bring more players to the universe of video games, and we are going to come with our brands. We will have a few titles in the first year and we will have regular games coming following that."

The Oculus Rift isn’t the only VR headset expected to be released in 2016 as Sony said they’d be releasing Project Morpheus some time in the first half of 2016. Valve and Microsoft are also working on their own respective headsets, although Microsoft’s is considered to use holograms rather than being used for actual VR experiences.

Ubisoft has a number of brands that we believe would work very well in VR, like the Far Cry series, the Assassin's Creed series, and possibly even the Watch Dogs series. Which series or game from Ubisoft do you feel would work best in VR? Feel free to share in the comments section.

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