What you need to know
- Assassin’s Creed VR for Quest 2 will reportedly be called Assassin’s Creed Nexus.
- Players will repeat the role of several different known assassins from the series’ past.
- The game consists of 16 full missions with all the gameplay and stealth mechanics you would expect from the series.
It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything about Assassin’s Creed VR, but the first leaks sound exactly like what people have been hoping for. The game is said to be called Assassin’s Creed Nexus and will allow players to literally fill the shoes of famous assassins from the series’ past, including Ezio Auditore, Kassandra, Connor, Haytham and more, according to the leak.
Tom Henderson from Exputer says that he has both seen the game himself and received descriptions of what it is like to put on a VR headset and play the role of everyone’s favorite killer in Ubisoft’s long-running franchise. Ubisoft announced job openings for Assassin’s Creed VR back in January, and given its absence from the Meta Quest Gaming Showcase earlier this week, the title is unlikely to be released until sometime in 2023 for Oculus Quest 2 and probably other VR headsets .
Since this is an Assassin’s Creed game, the gameplay will consist of running around as insidiously as possible, climbing to your heart’s desire and finding unique ways to complete each mission. Players will be able to expand their assassin’s hidden blades by holding down a button and swinging with the wrist. Proper stealth kills will result in instant elimination, while flawed attempts will require players to enter more complex combat scenarios, including sword fights.
During the 16 missions, Henderson says the game contains, players are said to be able to explore the world and search for treasures, locked doors and other hidden areas to find prey and other rewards. You’ll even be able to pick locks, which should be good for VR’s interaction forces. This is of course all in addition to the main objectives, which will definitely be filled with clever assassinations, interesting characters and exciting plot points across several historical surroundings.
Players will move around either via controller joysticks or standard teleportation, whichever is most comfortable for the player. Since stealth is a big part of the franchise, the developers have ensured that teleportation makes sense based on a stealth paradigm. Teleporter too close to an enemy and they will definitely hear you. Fortunately, if you make a mistake, you will be able to run and hide, or even take a leap of faith from buildings to the infamous hay wagons. All in all, it sounds like a shoo-in to one of the best Quest 2 games ever.
Meta Quest 2
With Meta Quest 2 you can really get into the game. Step into someone else’s shoes and live out your wildest VR fantasies.