Ubisoft developing games that will support Virtual Reality

Ubisoft is developing multiple titles to take advantage of Virtual Reality devices, with several titles due to release within the first year of Virtual Reality being available to gamers, CEO Yves Guillemot has revealed during last night’s earnings 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”, Guillemot explained.

“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.”

We can expect the first Ubisoft titles using Virtual Reality to hit next year, with Oculus Rift recently announcing that they are aiming for a early 2016 release while Sony revealed that its PS4 VR headset Project Morpheus is set to arrive in the first half of 2016.

Microsoft and Valve are also developing their own VR headsets however no comment has been made be either regarding release dates.

Source: Ubisoft Earnings Call

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