Ubisoft continues its growing involvement in virtual reality (VR) today, announcing the launch of another title for location-based entertainment (LBE) venues. Ubisoft Blue Byte has just released escape room experience Beyond Medusa’s Gate for VR arcades in the US and Europe.
Designed as a multiplayer cooperative VR experience, Beyond Medusa’s Gate uses Assassin’s Creed’s Odyessy’s recreation of Ancient Greece as it’s the backdrop, in a similar vein to Ubisoft Blue Byte’s previous VR experience Assassin’s Creed Origins: Escape the Lost Pyramid which was based in Ancient Egypt.
The minimum number of players is two, with up to four being able to create a team. They then have 60 minutes to find a way out of a vast Aegean coastal cave where the legendary ship of the Argonauts is anchored. Being a team-based experience, player’s do have to work together (so no falling out halfway through!) to solve complex puzzles and devious riddles to be victorious in this room scale challenge.
To make the videogame a bit more customisable and unique to each player, everyone has the option to choose from six avatars which will represent them in-game. Additionally, before the adventure starts each avatar can be further modified with ancient Greek accessories.
Beyond Medusa’s Gate is available exclusively at over 100 VR arcades via the Ubisoft Escape Games platform. European locations include the UK, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Austria, Spain and Sweden, while there are numerous locations across the US and Canada. Check this interactive map to find a location near you.
Alongside Ubisoft’s dedicated LBE VR experiences its most recent VR release was another multiplay called Space Junkies. Available in VR arcades as well as home headsets like Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and PlayStation VR, the first-person shooter (FPS) arrived at the end of March after numerous public beta tests. The studio has already outlined future plans for the videogame including PlayStation Move support, additional modes, maps and characters, all of which could be coming during the course of 2019.
VRFocus will continue its coverage of Ubisoft’s latest VR LBE plans (as well as Space Junkies), reporting back with the latest updates.
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Author: Peter Graham