Ubisoft will slow down work with virtual reality due to

Ubisoft will slow down work with virtual reality due to weak sales of Assassin’s Creed Nexus VR

Due to poor sales of Assassin’s Creed Nexus VR, Ubisoft will not increase investments in the virtual reality segment for now. This was announced during the financial report by its CEO Yves Guillemot.

  Image source: Ubisoft

Image source: Ubisoft

Released in November 2023, the exclusive Meta Quest allows players to take on the roles of the main characters of Assassin’s Creed Nexus VR: Ezio, Kassandra and Connor. In Ubisoft’s quarterly report, the name Nexus VR is not mentioned at all, but Guillemot himself spoke about it after the event. When asked about Ubisoft’s future plans for virtual reality, the CEO said that the company “at the moment there will be no increase in investment in virtual reality, because it needs to gain momentum”.

This segment still remains niche, and as a result, Nexus VR sales were lower than expected. “We were somewhat disappointed with what we were able to achieve in VR with Assassin’s Creed, mainly because Assassin’s Creed Nexus VR did not sell as well as expected.”noted Yves Guillemot.

He added that the game “it went well <..> but we thought it would sell better”. Ultimately, Ubisoft’s investment in virtual reality will remain the same. For fiscal year 2025, the company plans “promising line”, including Assassin’s Creed Codename Red, a highly anticipated entry in the series set in feudal Japan; and the Star Wars Outlaws adventure, which will be released this calendar year.

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