Ubisoft announced three new virtual reality games as part of their digital press conference, Ubisoft Forward, including Far Cry VR
AGOS: A Game of Space was announced, showing a space exploration adventure. This game purports to take players on an interstellar journey to reach a new habitable planet. Players will become the AI operating the last ship to leave a condemned Earth, guiding a group of survivors across eight unique stellar systems to find a new home.
Through realistic, physics-based gameplay, players will build and pilot their space probes to upgrade their world ship. Along the way, players will scavenge resources, unlock new technologies and face the perils of space to maintain life on board their ship during this extraordinary voyage to save humankind.
AGOS: A Game of Space will launch on October 28 on Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Valve Index headsets.
Ubisoft also gave us a barnstorming new sneak peek of Far Cry VR, a new free-roam virtual reality game that's coming to Zero Latency VR in 2021. Details are scant at this point but, if previous games are anything to go by, expect weird and wonderful characters, big explosions and free-roaming tropical fun.
Finally, we all remember the tragedy that befell the Notre-Dame Cathedral in April 2019. The iconic and historic building was irreparably burned in an incident that caught the emotions and imaginations of people around the world. A variety of individuals and organisations made pledges to help in this disaster. Ubisoft were in a unique place to help, given the accurate depiction of the Notre-Dame in Assassin's Creedit: Unity, and have developed Notre-Dame de Paris: Journey Back in Time to allow people to visit the building in virtual reality while it's closed for restoration in the real world. We got a brief look into what visitors can expect from this experience.
The 3D reconstitution of the Notre-Dame in Assassin's Creed: Unity was the result of 5000 hours of detailed graphic work, guided by historians. Adapted from this model, the virtual visit offers multiple points-of-view, some of which were previously inaccessible to the public, and ends spectacularly with a hot-air balloon flight over its arches, in a lively environment of Paris in the 18th century.
Notre-Dame de Paris: Journey Back in Time is available now and free to play on Steam.