Ubisoft Announces Cross-Platform Multiplayer for its VR Games

With three major virtual reality platforms now splitting up a relatively small player base, finding folks to play multiplayer with on a single platform can be tough.

Word of the cross-platform support comes courtesy of the UbiBlog, where a new post outlines the publisher's plans to let PlayStation VR, Rift and Vive owners interact with one another.

Werewolves Within, which is their multiplayer find the werewolf game, will be released on 6 December but Star Trek Bridge Crew has slipped into 2017, 14 March to be precise.

Ubisoft's cross-platform play for its VR titles will start with "Eagle Flight", a first-person game where players fly as eagles over the abandoned streets of Paris.

While Facebook tries to keep Rift apps separate from Vive apps, and Sony is trying to build a separate ecosystem with the PlayStation VR, this fragmentation has made VR less appealing to a lot of gamers out there who have to wade through a lot of different headsets and systems to find something that suits their needs. "Our games feature a strong multiplayer experience, so letting friends play together regardless of which headset they own will enhance the social nature of our games and let them be played the way we envisioned".

Ubisoft has elected to provide cross-platform play between HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and PlayStationVR for its three virtual reality games.

Multiplayer whodunnit Werewolves Within and starship bridge simulator Star Trek: Bridge Crew will both launch with cross-play enabled, while Eagle Flight will receive a patch tomorrow activating the feature. "Bridge Crew" was originally slated to be released on November 29 of this year, but Ubisoft pushed it back to 2017.



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