Ubisoft in the present day revealed its newest VR title, AGOS: A Recreation of House. The made-for-VR house sim is about to launch subsequent month on PC VR headsets.
In AGOS: A Recreation of House Ubisoft says that gamers will embark on “an interstellar journey to succeed in a brand new liveable planet. Gamers will develop into the AI working the final ship to depart a condemned Earth, guiding a gaggle of survivors throughout eight distinctive stellar programs to discover a new residence.”
The AGOS announcement trailer exhibits gamers customizing modular probes for numerous duties, although it isn’t fairly clear if the probes are managed in first or third particular person. Gamers can anticipate to “discover, scavenge assets, unlock new applied sciences, and face the perils of house to take care of life on board your ship throughout this extraordinary journey to save lots of humankind.”
Regardless of solely simply being introduced, AGOS: A Recreation of House has a launch date of October 28th (little greater than a month away). The sport is unique to VR headsets, and can be out there on Oculus PC (Rift, Quest through Hyperlink) and SteamVR.
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Some could recall information final yr that Ubisoft was spinning up manufacturing of a brand new AAA VR recreation, with some experiences suggesting that the corporate had signed a deal to develop Oculus-exclusive VR video games based mostly on Splinter Cell and Murderer’s Creed. Given the scope of AGOS, and its lack of current IP, this appears more likely to be one other challenge altogether.
Whereas most main recreation growth studios haven’t but dedicated vital assets to creating VR video games, Ubisoft has achieved pioneering work within the VR house with 5 titles already launched to in-home VR customers. Moreover the corporate’s Ubisoft Escape Video games model has additionally developed a number of out-of-home VR escape rooms.
Surprisingly, contemplating the studio’s pedigree, Ubisoft’s VR titles thus far have largely fallen in need of attaining ‘must-play’ standing, and their concentrate on multiplayer has left lots of the video games to languish and not using a secure inhabitants of gamers. AGOS seems to be a single-player recreation, so maybe Ubisoft has lastly discovered the dangers that include multiplayer-only VR video games.
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