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Ubisoft Will Not Increase Investment in VR Following Disappointing Sales of Assassin's Creed Nexus VR

VR fans hoping for Ubisoft to invest more in the space will be disappointed to hear that the company is not planning to increase investment in VR games following disappointing sales of its most recent VR endeavor
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During
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to discuss Ubisoft's third-quarter sales for the 2024 fiscal year, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot responded to a question from a caller who asked what the company plans for VR development due to the recent hardware releases, most notably
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. Guillemot revealed that Ubisoft does not want to invest too much in the VR market due to Nexus VR's sales.

"We have been a bit disappointed by what we were able to achieve on VR with Assassin's Creed," Guillemot explained during the Q&A session. "It did ok, and it continues to sell, but we thought it would sell more, so we are not increasing our investments on VR at the moment because it needs to take off."

Guillemot also noted that Ubisoft was "very impressed" with Apple's new spatial computer that launched last week, however the company is not going to expand more on VR development, saying that it will continue to "look at but not invest too much in, until it grows enough."


Assassin's Creed Nexus VR was released last November exclusively on the Meta Quest headsets. In
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, we said: "Assassin’s Creed Nexus is an impressively complete Ubisoft game, even if not all those parts stick the landing in VR."

However, it is not Ubisoft's only attempt to dive into the market as the French-based publisher has produced several games for virtual reality headsets. In 2017, Tom Clancy's developer, Red Storm Entertainment, released
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for PSVR, PC VR headsets, and the Meta Quest. Additionally, Ubisoft released
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in 2019 and
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in 2018, the latter of which supports VR and non-VR formats. Ubisoft has also developed virtual reality experiences, like
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and
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Unfortunately, Ubisoft's confirmation of not further investing in VR is not entirely surprising. During
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, the company announced it had canceled
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. Like Nexus VR, it also would have been exclusive to the Meta Quest headsets.


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