With so many different VR headsets launching in the coming months, developers big and small are racing to prepare content for the new platforms. Ubisoft is throwing their heft into the field with Eagle Flight. The game is being developed by FunHouse, a division of Ubisoft Montreal (Far Cry 4). Eagle Flight will launch in 2016 for PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift, and HTC Vive.
Eagle Flight is set 50 years after Paris is abandoned. Nature has begun to reclaim the once vibrant city. Players will be able to fly around in the city in single player or with up to five friends. The game will feature both free flight and adventure modes. Ubisoft has developed a new techhnology to help reduce the dreaded “VR sickness” through a new control scheme that is described as both “intuitive and precise.”
“We’re excited to make the dream of flying come true with Eagle Flight,” said Olivier Palmieri, Game Director, Ubisoft Montreal. “Virtual reality has created new and amazing opportunities for game developers and we wanted to offer a full VR game that took full advantage of the technological advances. With the breakthrough we’ve been working on, we’re confident Ubisoft’s first game developed solely for VR will be a truly enjoyable experience for everyone who plays it.”