Debuting early next month at Call of Duty XP 2016, the official fan celebration hosted by Activision, attendees will have a chance to see what’s being called an “exclusive” Call of Duty VR experience running on PlayStation VR.
The experience is said to be based on the upcoming Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, and give players an opportunity to pilot a ‘Jackal’, the personal fighter jet that players will be able to fly in the game which is due out this November.
Representatives from Call of Duty XP 2016 confirm that the experience is a “one-off”, suggesting that it’s focused on marketing/branding rather than something that’s destined for a widespread consumer release. It isn’t clear if the project was developed in-house or contracted out to a third-party.
Still, this is the first time we’re seeing Activision and the Call of Duty brand dip a toe into the world of VR, which can only be a positive sign for the future.
Activision, like many other major videogame publishers, has been cautious to jump into the VR space before the market has reached an inflection point. When it comes to big publishers, Ubisoft, who recently confirmed the launch dates of three VR games, is the among the most active in the VR space.
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