Ubisoft Reportedly Recruiting for a Blockbuster AAA VR Game, Based on One of “Greatest IPs”
Ubisoft is hiring as it embarks on an “unannounced AAA VR project”.
Specifically, the company is looking for a character artist, level artist as well as a narrative designer who will be working from Ubisoft’s Dusseldorf studio in Germany. Ubisoft is particularly interested in a Narrative Designer who would work in its Dusseldorf offices in Germany. The Narrative Designer must be well-versed with providing “a strong narration through active means”, that is the gameplay, mechanical systems as well as the characters among others.
According to the job listings, the applicants will work on “one of Ubisoft’s greatest IPs” which is to be developed across multiple studios. Ubisoft Blue Byte has three studios including two others in Berlin and Mainz.
Some of Ubisoft’s greatest IPs include Assassin’s Creed, The Division, Far Cry and Rainbow Six and it is yet to explore these in virtual reality even though it has been increasingly investing in immersive experiences. Ubisoft also has lesser known gems such as Prince of Persia and Splinter Cell with the former already being launched in a VR escape room.
Until now, the publisher has mainly been focused on working on the small-to-mid scale Virtual Reality games like Star Trek: Bridge Crew, Space Junkies, Eagle Flight and Werewolves Within.
The fact that it has embarked on a large-scale Virtual Reality game development across multiple studios is an exciting prospect. Ubisoft is one of the best-known publishers releasing third-party VR games.
It is still unclear which of these blockbuster titles will be spurned into a virtual reality hit. Any of its great IPs will be a massive hit. The studio will likely reveal details about the upcoming game during this year’s E3.
As far as stealth games go, Splinter Cell was a masterpiece of excellence and it would be great to see Ubisoft embark on that challenge. However, the studio could also go for a safer bet since many of its franchises are already deeply entrenched in the gaming landscape.