Virtual Reality or VR as it’s popularly known as, has been steadily growing with Batman Arkham VR as the latest to hit the VR scene. It probably isn’t a surprise that today, Ubisoft announced its first Virtual Reality game, Eagle Flight, and is now available on PlayStation VR.
The game is developed by FunHouse, a division of Ubisoft Montreal. Eagle Flight takes place 50 years after humans have disappeared from Earth, where wildlife and nature have taken over Paris. The game lets players explore one of the most visited cities from a new point of view, as a bird of prey. As an eagle, players glide past historic landmarks and weave through narrow streets and secret passages. In single-player mode, players refine their flying skills, learning new tricks by competing in challenges and in multiplayer face-off in a heart-pounding capture-the-prey dogfights for up to three vs three players.
Eagle Flight strongly focuses on accessibility and comfort. The game is said to feature a VR control technology breakthrough that provides players with natural and precise movement controls. With this breakthrough players can comfortably hone their flying skills in order to achieve remarkable aerial maneuvers, and experience the true sensation of flight.
“At Ubisoft we care deeply about innovation and new technology, so we’re excited to release Eagle Flight, our first Virtual Reality game,” said Patrick Plourde, VP of FunHouse. “Eagle Flight is a fantastic game for newcomers to VR and experienced players alike. The game is very intuitive, so novice players can simply boot up the game and fly at their own pace with ease. For more seasoned players looking for a more intense experience, they can jump into the single player challenges or into a multiplayer match where they will have to expertly navigate the streets, skies and underground of Paris as they try to capture the prey and defeat their opponents.”
Eagle Flight marks the first virtual reality game launch for Ubisoft, who are also working on Werewolves Within, Star Trek: Bridge Crew and a VR partnership with the film company, SpectreVision.