Ubisoft today has revealed a new Virtual Reality game called Eagle Flight, which will see players exploring the skies of Paris, experiencing the freedom of flying. The game will be available in 2016 on major VR platforms including PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive for PC.
Eagle Flight is being developed by a team from the FunHouse, a division of Ubisoft Montreal, with a strong focus on accessibility and comfort. Ubisoft has developed its own VR control technology which it says provides “intuitive and precise controls”, while reducing chances of motion sickness.
“We’re excited to make the dream of flying come true with Eagle Flight,” said Olivier Palmieri, Game Director, 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.”
Eagle Flight is set 50 years after humans have left Paris, so nature and wildlife have taken back the city and its iconic landmarks. Eagle Flight will feature both single player and multiplayer, allowing six players to team up in two unannounced modes.