In what will undoubtedly be the first of many new IP reveals for Sony Computer Entertainment’s (SCEs) Project Morpheus virtual reality (VR) device today, Ubisoft’s key racing franchise Trackmania will be making the leap into the new medium. The official announcement of the VR version of Trackmania is likely to take place at SCE’s pre-E3 press conference in Los Angeles later today.
Trackmania is a racing simulation franchise that has developed a huge community following online thanks to it’s customisable options. In the PC editions of the series, tracks, vehicles, events and much more can be adjusted by players through a simple menu system or even created from scratch. It’s not yet known how these assets will translate in VR, but the idea of manipulating track layouts with a potential view from every angle is indeed an interesting proposition.
Despite Ubisoft’s initial hesitation to commit to VR the publisher first made a public statement on their interest back in March of this year, when they committed to developing for Razer’s OSVR platform. Since then they revealed that a ‘certain number of games’ were in development, with the first to be revealed, Trackmania, hitting Wired this morning.
It is expected that Trackmania will be playable on Project Morpheus at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Los Angeles, this week and VRFocus will be there bringing you all the latest details.