Unless It “takes off,” Ubisoft Won’t Be Pursuing Much of a Future With Its Most Innovative Franchise


Ubisoft launched Murderer’s Creed Nexus VR in mid-November 2023, hoping to take the coveted franchise to digital actuality and make an impression. AC Nexus VR is the primary AAA VR sport within the AC collection and was launched for Meta VR headsets.

The sport garnered principally optimistic opinions from followers and critics alike, however apparently, it didn’t promote very effectively. The corporate has now shared its plans for VR video games, and it has unhealthy information for the followers hoping to see extra VR video games from the writer.

Ubisoft Will Not Improve Funding in VR Following the Poor Gross sales of Murderer’s Creed Nexus VR

Ubisoft is not planning on increasing its investment in VR games.
Ubisoft is just not planning on rising its funding in VR video games.

Ubisoft has said that it’s not going to extend its funding within the VR area, and the explanation behind that is the poor Assassin’s Creed Nexus VR gross sales. This information comes through Ubisoft CEO and co-founder Yves Guillemot throughout a Q&A session from the corporate’s monetary studies for the third-quarter gross sales of the 2024 fiscal 12 months.

A caller asked Yves Guillemot concerning the firm’s plans for digital actuality after new {hardware} releases corresponding to Apple Imaginative and prescient Professional. Yves Guillemot mentioned that AC Nexus VR “did okay,” however the firm is a “bit disenchanted” with the sport’s gross sales, and that’s why it has no plans to extend the funding because the VR trade has to “take off” first. Guillemot mentioned:

Now we have been a bit disenchanted by what we have been capable of obtain on VR with Murderer’s Creed. It did okay, and it continues to promote, however we thought it could promote extra, so we aren’t rising our investments in VR in the intervening time as a result of it must take off.

Guillemot additional mentioned that Ubisoft has been impressed with Apple’s Imaginative and prescient Professional headset and known as it “improbable {hardware},” including that the corporate will proceed to regulate the VR trade however won’t make investments an excessive amount of till there’s sufficient progress within the area.

The Writer’s Pull From the VR Enterprise Was Lengthy-Coming

The company has made this decision after poor sales of Assassin's Creed Nexus VR.The company has made this decision after poor sales of Assassin's Creed Nexus VR.
The corporate has made this determination after poor gross sales of Murderer’s Creed Nexus VR.

This replace on digital actuality video games from the corporate is just not surprising, because it has not seen a breakthrough in VR regardless of a number of video games for the platform. AC Nexus VR has finished effectively when it comes to high quality and obtained nice response from the gamers, however the gross sales weren’t ok for the writer to proceed within the VR trade.

There are over a dozen video games within the firm’s library, together with a Far Cry title, one other AC title known as The Temple of Anubis, Past Medusa’s Gate, Eagle Flight, Escape the Misplaced Pyramid, a Prince of Persia title known as The Dagger of Time, Werewolves Inside, and several other others.

Ubisoft revealed in 2022 that it canceled a VR sport in Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell collection, which was slated to launch for the Meta Quest lineup of headsets.

Nevertheless, regardless of the “poor gross sales” of AC Nexus VR, the corporate will carry on specializing in the digital actuality video games enterprise with its present funding and can solely enhance it after the expansion within the sector.

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