In September 2020 Ubisoft conveyed its intent to set foot into VR gaming. They announced two VR titles for their popular franchises, Assassin’s Creed and Splinter Cell. Those were to be Oculus/Meta exclusives. Ubisoft‘s subsidiary, Red Storm, was said to be working on both projects.
But this year in July Ubisoft announced they were canceling 5 games. Two of them were Splinter Cell VR and Ghost Recon and the remaining three were unannounced. It created uncertainty around the Assassin’s Creed VR game. Some speculated that the game had met the same fate as Splinter Cell VR.
- Ubisoft has put out a job listing for a Gameplay Programmer(VR) for their subsidiary, Red Storm, which is said to be working on an Assassin’s Creed VR game, rumored to be called Assassin’s Creed Nexus.
- The game was announced two years ago along with the Splinter Cell VR game, which was later canceled this year in July.
- The job description and the “responsibilities” mentioned in the ad suggest they are looking for someone who can join a project mid-development.
- Ubisoft is yet to make an official announcement about the game.
There were still hopes that Ubisoft might officially announce the Assassin’s Creed VR during their live stream, Ubisoft Forward. But, again, there was tone-deaf silence from Ubisoft regarding the VR game. Although, back in April, there were rumors that the game’s title is Assassin’s Creed Nexus.
Amid ongoing uncertainty, Tom Henderson, a well-known industry insider, claimed to have talked to a source who confirmed that the game was “still in development.” Now a job listing from Ubisoft for its subsidiary Red Storm seems to add credibility to those claims. The job aid was for a Gameplay Programmer (VR).
The job description specified that they are looking to hire a gameplay programmer specifically for their “AAA VR development team.” It read as follows,
Red Storm is seeking a Gameplay Programmer to join our AAA VR development team! If you have strong gameplay programming abilities, and a love for innovative technology, this may be for you.”
The game is said to be just around completion. So they must be looking for someone with the right set of skills and experience to join the project mid-development.
And just as, the listing indicated that they want the applicant to be well-versed in “modifying existing code“, can “update and expand existing programs“, and can “debug and correct gameplay bugs.”
There is no official information about the game. And this job listing may very well be for an entirely new project. But when there is a lack of transparency from the developers, the rumors creep in. Hopefully, we will soon hear from Ubisoft about the Assassin’s Creed VR game.
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