At PlayStation Experience, Sony has announced that Ubisoft is bringing the multiplayer virtual reality game Eagle Flight to PlayStation VR and to PC on Oculus Rift and HTC Vive VR headsets.
Eagle Flight started as a Ubisoft tech demo, among a number of other VR concept experiences that the studio showed off earlier this year. Previously the tech demo was built thematically as part of the Assassin’s Creed universe, but from the teaser trailer it looks like the game will inhabit a world of its own.
In the tech demo, the game has players inhabiting the bodies of eagles, flying through about a massive city. The player’s head is used to control the direction of the bird while a controller is used for speeding up and slowing down. The early version we saw featured surprisingly compelling capture the flag gameplay where players would snatch the flag and try to race to capture it before being intercepted by another player. Players can fly down into the streets of the city, under bridges, and through gaps in an effort to lose their opponents in some rather exhilarating chases.
The teaser trailer revealed a pretty stylized city that featured waterways, trees, and even deer running about. It isn’t clear if this was in-game footage or pre-rendered graphics, but we definitely hope for the former.
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