Virtual reality games aren’t really a thing these days and Ubisoft wants to capitalize on that. The company has said that it plans on launching virtual reality games next year and more in the years to come. CEO Yves Guillemot told investors that Ubisoft is developing a “certain number” of virtual reality titles that will work with virtual reality headsets once the titles are launched in 2016.
Guillemot didn’t specify which titles will receive the VR treatment, only saying that the company is “very bullish about the potential.” Ubisoft believes that supporting virtual reality devices will allow for more immersive gameplay and this could entice more people to take up gaming.
Guillemot agrees that the biggest challenge here is to make games that work well with the virtual environment since it can be hard to play a game for a long time with a virtual reality headset strapped to your head. It can be quite uncomfortable.
The promise for VR titles comes following Ubisoft’s announcement that it will not be developing any major titles for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 aside from the Just Dance series.
So those who are excited about getting their hands on Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate once it arrives later this year, they’ll either have to get a PlayStation 4 or Xbox One, or play it on a compatible PC.