During the weekend at the PlayStation Experience conference, Ubisoft revealed that it's developing a new virtual reality experience called Eagle Flight, which could be described as a sort of Eagle flight Simulator where you fly around Paris performing aerial dogfights to protect your territory from other players in multiplayer and single player modes.
Eagle Flight is set in Paris 50 years after humans have left the city, with nature and wildlife taking over. Players will be able to fly over iconic landmarks such as the Eiffel tower and Notre-Dame cathedral with single player missions that include ring parkour and shooting challenges. There's also hidden collectibles and hidden passages to discover to gain the advantage in multiplayer with up to six players and two different modes.
“We’re excited to make the dream of flying come true with Eagle Flight,” said Olivier Palmieri, Game Director at 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.”
Ubisoft claims it's developed a breakthrough with VR control technology that greatly reduces chances of motion sickness, while offering intuitive and precise controls. It's difficult to see what Ubisoft has been able to achieve with the game without seeing it first hand, but hopefully we'll get a chance to play it and bring our impressions to you soon.
Eagle Flight is in development for the HTC Vive for PC, PlayStation VR and Oculus Rift, with a release expected in 2016. Check out the first trailer showing gameplay below;