This weekend at the PlayStation Experience conference, Ubisoft revealed Eagle Flight, a Virtual Reality game that sends players to the skies of Paris to experience the freedom of flying. The game, which will be available on major VR platforms including PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive for PC, is scheduled for release in 2016.
Developed by a team from the FunHouse, a division of Ubisoft Montreal, the game lets players become an eagle and fly over Paris and its iconic landmarks, 50 years after humans have left the city.
Today Ubisoft released new information on Eagle Flights key features, which you can find below the reveal trailer.
EXPERIENCE BREATHTAKING FREE FLIGHT
Take flight through the skies of Paris with the sound of the wind in your ears and experience absolute freedom as you soar past magnificent landmarks. Hone your piloting skills in single player missions that include ring parkour and shooting challenges. Explore the city to find hidden collectibles and discover hidden passages to gain the advantage in multiplayer!
EXPLORE AN ICONIC CITY FROM A NEW POINT OF VIEW
With vegetation taking over its right and wild animals playing hide and seek in the city, experience Paris in a great new setting. Fly through Paris, from the very top of the Eiffel tower to the narrow streets that lead to the Notre-Dame cathedral. Eagle Flight gives you the absolute liberty to explore Paris from a bird’s eye view!
ENGAGE IN HEART-POUNDING MULTIPLAYER DOGFIGHTS
Experience a true multiplayer adrenaline rush with up to 6 players! Use your piloting skills to lead your team to victory in two multiplayer modes. As a bird of prey, you will use the highest point of view to locate opponents and dive towards them to take them down. You will need precision and agility to gain the advantage, and use the city’s narrow streets and secret passages to lose opponents in pursuit.
ENJOY OUR VR CONTROL BREAKTHROUGH
As a result of Ubisoft’s research on VR games, the team developed new flight controls that greatly reduce motion sickness and enable every player to quickly master their flying skills. In Eagle Flight, you control your trajectory by using the motion of your head. Taking full advantage of VR technology, this innovation lets you pilot intuitively with extreme precision while making Eagle Flight accessible to everyone.
IMMERSE YOURSELF IN THE MOST ACCESSIBLE AND COMFORTABLE FLIGHT GAME
Eagle Flight was developed specifically for VR with the intention of delivering unmatched flight sensations while offering an incredibly comfortable experience. Thanks to the intuitive controls, high frames-per-second count, and many other developments that greatly reduce motion sickness, Eagle Flight is a full VR game that can be enjoyed by everyone.
Eagle Flight has been developed specifically for VR with a strong focus on accessibility and comfort. As a result, the game features a Ubisoft-developed VR control technology breakthrough that provides players with intuitive and precise controls. The new technology greatly reduces chances of motion sickness while enabling players to quickly master their skills in order to perform impressive stunts and experience the true sensation of flight.
Olivier Palmieri, Game Director at Ubisoft Montreal;
[box type=”shadow” align=”aligncenter” class=”” width=””]“We’re excited to make the dream of flying come true with Eagle Flight, Virtual reality has created new and amazing opportunities for game developers and we wanted to offer a full VR game that took full advantage of the technological advances. With the breakthrough we’ve been working on, we’re confident Ubisoft’s first game developed solely for VR will be a truly enjoyable experience for everyone who plays it.”[/box]