With Sony's solution to virtual reality now out in the wild, and Oculus Rift now offering a second rendition
of their virtual reality development kit, could we one day be seeing Assassin's Creed or Far Cry utilising the new technology? According to Ubisoft Vice President of Creative Lionel Raynaud that's a maybe, if the numbers are right.
Speaking during a round table interview at San Francisco's Game Developer Conference (via VG247
), Raynaud revealed that for Ubisoft to see VR as a viable development, the technology will need to sell "at least 1 million units."
At this time the Oculus Rift headset is only available to developers, with the developer announcing a new Dev Kit 2 this morning
for a price tag of $350USD. It is unclear when the consumer version will be ready or how much it will cost at launch.
On the other side of the fence, Sony's Project Morpheus - which is still a non-final prototype - was only just announced yesterday morning
after much speculation. Sony representatives have stated that they hope to release the headset as soon as possible and at the most affordable price point, but at this time only developers of the PlayStation 4 are being targeted.