According to a recent job listing, the Assassin’s Creed VR project is aiming to introduce multiple biomes and various level designs.
Ubisoft Blue Byte is currently looking for a Senior Level Designer to join the team in Dusseldorf for a new Assassin’s Creed title. This project is unlike previous entries and will take the Assassin’s Creed franchise in a new direction.
This new project (if seen through to completion/release) is possibly the third Assassin’s Creed title currently in the works, the VR project that has been reportedly codenamed Nexus. One game that has been confirmed to be in production is Assassin’s Creed: Infinity. Little is known about the project, other than it is set to be a massive live-service title that will feature multiple settings for players to explore. The other game rumored to be in production is what the industry has come to know as Assassin’s Creed Rift. This is reportedly set to be a stealth-based title reminiscent of the older Assassin’s Creed entries, with Basim from Assassin’s Creed Valhalla as the playable character.
The third project, reportedly codenamed Nexus, is being headed up by Ubisoft Blue Byte and is set to take the series into a realm of gaming that Assassin’s Creed hasn’t delved into before, VR. The job advert on Indeed doesn’t give too much away in relation to what the game could be like. However, it does state that the Senior Level Designer will be implementing multiple biomes/level styles, along with creating indoor and outdoor environments. This won’t be the first time that Ubisoft has dabbled in the VR space, the company is currently developing a VR firefighting game based on the Notre Dame fire, but it’s still a first for AC.
Although the job advert is proof that something VR related is in store for Assassin’s Creed, there is no telling whether it is a standalone VR title or an add-on to an already existing or future mainline entry in the series. There have been rumors in the past that VR adaptations of Assassin’s Creed were in the works, while other rumors paint this as a collection of VR adventures featuring past assassins. In spite of these rumors, no VR project has come to light yet, nor have any announcements.
Coming off the back of Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed celebration series is in a peculiar place right now. Fans have a roadmap for the short term at the very least, with the announcement that the latest entry, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is receiving a final story chapter this winter. It’ll be interesting to see if the September event, however, will show off more of AC‘s future, including the Nexus VR project.
Assassin’s Creed Nexus is reportedly in development.
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