The battle for peace and free will, which has long raged within the Assassin-Templar conflict, is about to transcend reality itself now that Assassin's Creed is joining the world of virtual reality with the upcoming entry titled Nexus.
In the recent Ubisoft Forward streaming event, held as part of the Summer Game Fest, the renowned-but-controversial French video game publisher unveiled its maiden foray into VR with gameplay from the highly anticipated Assassin's Creed Nexus.
Developed by Red Storm Entertainment, this upcoming addition to the acclaimed open-world adventure franchise will be coming to Meta Quest 2,3, and Pro, with a confirmed release window set for the holiday season.
Spanning nearly one and a half minutes, the announcement trailer showcases the game's first-person perspective, which enables players to embody three iconic assassins from the franchise's rich history: Ezio Auditore da Firenze from Assassin’s Creed II, Kassandra from Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, and Connor from Assassin’s Creed III.
Set across Renaissance Italy, Ancient Greece and Colonial America, players make use of real-world motions to engage in combat, employ stealth tactics to blend in with their environment, and execute precision assassinations on enemy combatants.
What's more, the game comes with an array of comfort features such as dynamic peripheral vision blocking, teleportation movement mechanics to cater to climbing and parkour, and an acrophobia mode setting to assist players with a fear of heights.
This new adventure features three distinct narratives intertwined by a singular sinister plot: Abstergo Industries has discovered a method to recover powerful, long-lost artifacts capable of profiling people through their memories. Armed with this knowledge, Abstergo intends to manipulate people's beliefs as a means of control, and it's up to you to sabotage their plan and stop the modern-day Templar Order.
As of writing, Ubisoft has not yet disclosed the price tag for Assassin's Creed Nexus or an exact release date.