Ubisoft’s CEO, Yves Guillemot, recently spoke about Assassin’s Creed Nexus during a Q&A session held during a conference call regarding Q3 sales.
Ubisoft has supported VR gaming more than any AAA publisher. But CEO Yves Guillemot just said that November's critically acclaimed Assassin's Creed Nexus VR (exclusive to Meta Quest) only "did okay," said company was "a bit disappointed" and won't increase investment in VR
In the meeting, Guillemot mentioned Nexus sales were “disappointing” and that the company would not increase its investment in VR.
“We have been a bit disappointed by what we were able to achieve on VR with Assassin’s Creed,” Guillemot said. “It did okay, and it continues to sell, but we thought it would sell more, so we are not increasing our investment in VR at the moment because it needs to take off.”
No sales numbers were provided, but it is unfortunate to see a massive franchise release a critically successful video game in VR only. The platform is still considered niche, so while Ubisoft has done a lot to support it, its consumer support is still not where it needs to be to be a viable platform.
Also, there is no word on a port to PlayStation VR2, which would likely help improve numbers for Assassin’s Creed Nexus.