The annual Gamescom event in Cologne, Germany is due to start in a couple of weeks and its one of the biggest in the European videogame calendar. Studios from around the world will be showcasing their projects, and today Ubisoft has confirmed its line up of titles including its virtual reality (VR) experiences.
Ubisoft will be offering hands-on demos of Eagle Flight and Star Trek Bridge Crew, the latter only being showcased for the first time at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2016. None VR titles also available will be For Honor and Steep. The developer will also have hands-off demos of South Park: The Fractured But Whole, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands and Watch Dogs 2.
“Gamescom is a key moment for the industry and for our teams,” said Alain Corre, EMEA Executive Director. “The show gives us the opportunity to put our games into thousands of players’ hands and get their feedback to make them even better. It’s also the place where Ubisoft can showcase the innovations that are driving the industry in terms of gameplay and technology, and the variety of amazing experiences these allow us to create. With that variety in mind, we’ll be showing some of our most highly-anticipated games at Gamescom, ranging from South Park: The Fractured But Whole to Watch Dogs 2.”
In addition to the games, Ubisoft has several stage activities planned at its booth including an exclusive look at behind-the-scenes footage from the upcoming Assassin’s Creed movie. The exclusive video will be shown on Thursday, 18th August, at 1:30pm focusing on the recreation of one of the most memorable gameplay elements of the Assassin’s Creed franchise.
While Ubisoft had been working in VR for sometime with various tech demos, it was Eagle Flight’s official announcement at the 2015 PlayStation Experience that confirmed the first fully fledged title for the company.
As Ubisoft’s VR development continues VRFocus will bring you the latest.