Ubisoft details some of its VR titles for the rest of 2016By Robin-Leigh Chetty 19 August 2016 | Categories: news
A couple months ago, Sony said its PlayStation VR platform will release an estimated 50 games between its October-slated debut and the end of 2016. While that's a strong argument for gamers to get their hands on PSVR and a PS4, where does it leave those that opt for a different gaming platform? If you plan to purchase a HTC Vive for example, Ubisoft has a few titles it's planning for release in coming months.
The publisher detailed the news recently at Gamescom 2016, noting a few titles it has in the works, and will be available on the PSVR, HTC Vive and other third-party VR systems.
Kicking things off for Ubisoft is Eagle Flight, a game that as the name should tell you, involves navigating cities as a bird of prey. With the ability to fly often a big desire for us humans, Eagle Flight might just be the game you've been looking for. The game is slated for release on 18 October for the Oculus Rift, along with the PSVR and HTC Vive on 8 November and 20 December respectively.
Next up for the the Trekkies out there is Star Trek: Bridge Crew. Building upon the Holodeck VR experience we experienced a few years ago, this game will allow players to join the Federation as a member of Starfleet. From raising the shields, working the transporter and indeed captaining the Starship, this is one fan experience that may be too good to pass up. Star Trek: Bridge Crew is expected to land on PSVR, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive on 29 November.
An interesting game is up next. Werewolves Within sees gamers enter a VR experience where they need to decipher which of the other players is a werewolf. Upping the ante for the game is that everyone is in a medieval town called Gallowstown and seated around a campfire. Like Bridge Crew, it will arrive on all three VR platforms on 6 December.
All three of these titles look intriguing, serving up something different. While none have been officially confirmed for local release, we expect to get a clearer picture at rAge 2016 in October.
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