Ubisoft has shown a surprising level of interest in VR over the years, shipping several games dating back to the original Oculus Rift. Last year, Ubisoft released its biggest VR game yet, Assassin's Creed Nexus. However, due to disappointing sales, Ubisoft's interest in VR is beginning to diminish.
During Ubisoft's earnings call this week, the company was asked about future plans for VR software, to which CEO, Yves Guillemot replied, explaining that further investment is contingent on the wider VR market growing.
“We have been a bit disappointed by what we were able to achieve on VR with Assassin’s Creed. It did okay, and it continues to sell, but we thought it would sell more, so we are not increasing our investment on VR at the moment, because it needs to take off.”
It is worth noting that Assassin's Creed Nexus did release in November exclusively for Meta Quest headsets. If the game had also shipped for PSVR/PSVR2, as well as PC VR platforms, then it would have been accessible to a wider audience.
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KitGuru Says: I just recently picked up a Quest 3 and have been meaning to play this but £34.99 is quite expensive considering that many VR games are still on smaller and cheaper side. Have any of you tried Assassin's Creed Nexus yet? What do you think of the game?