Although a year ago it seemed that Ubisoft had no intention of being one of the first to create games for virtual reality, it seems that they have changed their mind and are already working on it.
The incorporation of Ubisoft to the OSVR initiative a couple of months ago made it clear that they already saw virtual reality with different eyes, and now the confirmation comes from GamesIndustry.biz the French multinational is already working on content for these devices. This is what Yves Guillemot, CEO of the company, has said:
First of all, we believe in virtual reality because we see that it offers an opportunity for players to feel more immersed in other worlds. We are developing a number of games that will take advantage of these possibilities. We are very optimistic about its potential, and we believe that it will attract more players to the world of video games.
Guillemot indicates that Ubisoft is exploring the possibility of adapting some of its current sagas to virtual reality, but they do not want difficult games or that require long sessions to the player. For the first year (we don’t really know if they mean 2015, although we would say more like 2016) there will be a few games, but from there they will create them more regularly. Will we have an Assassin’s Creed in virtual reality? A lot would have to change the mechanics to make it a comfortable game for everyone, but you never know. It seems easier for us to see a Far Cry or a Rainbow Six.