At Ubisoft Forward, we got the chance to learn more about Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed VR iteration: Assassin’s Creed Nexus. The goal of Nexus is to put the player into the life of an Assassin, have them live the combat, and live the story in a newly immersive way. To do that, the team at Ubisoft Ivory Tower has created a singular campaign experience that takes players across different time periods as three different Assassins.
Led by Ubisoft Red Storm and set to release Holiday 2023, Assassin’s Creed Nexus VR is the first AAA VR title of the franchise, allowing players to embody legendary master assassins and physically perform their iconic actions throughout a full-fledged game. The game will be available on the Meta Quest Platform, which includes the Meta Quest 2, Meta Quest 3, and Meta Quest Pro. Fan favorite characters will be playable in Assassin’s Creed Nexus VR including Ezio Auditore di Firenze from Assassin’s Creed II, Cassandra from Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, and Ratonhnhaké:ton (Conner Kenway) from Assassin’s Creed III.
Abstergo Industries has found a way to retrieve powerful lost artifacts that can profile anyone via their lifetime of memories, and then use those profiles to manipulate their beliefs. Players will work to sabotage Abstergo’s plan, discovering all new chapters of each Assassin’s story. Players will be immersed into the world of Assassin’s Creed, using real-world motions to fight with their blade, throw their axe, and wield their bow in combat against a variety of enemies. They must move stealthily, hiding within the environment or blending in amongst civilians. Players will explore iconic historical cities including Venice, Athens and Colonial Boston, as each environment features 360-degree navigation, allowing them to climb and parkour freely as they meet civilians and historical figures, all of whom react to the player’s VR actions.
One of the more exciting elements of Assassin’s Creed Nexus is that the team has worked to make the game accessible to people who traditionally haven’t been able to play VR games. To do this, the development team has added comfort features like teleport locomotion for those triggered by horizons and placement, vignetting to help with issues triggered by peripheral vision, and a way to play the game as someone afraid of heights.
Ubisoft hopes that players will experience the rush of air assassinations and the thrilling leap of faith as they decide how to achieve their objectives. Years of development have led to Assassin’s Creed Nexus VR featuring a comprehensive suite of comfort features in order to accommodate players of all types with VR sensitivity. Players can add Assassin’s Creed Nexus VR to their Wishlist on the Meta Quest Store page Assassin’s Creed Nexus VR on Oculus Quest 2 | Oculus.
Assassin’s Creed Nexus is set to release Holiday 2023.