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VR needs to sell at least 1 million units to be viable for development, says Ubisoft

Wednesday, 19th March 2014 20:31 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Ubisoft isn’t ready to develop games for virtual reality just yet, in fact, the tech would need to sell 1 million units before the firm would consider development.

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Speaking during a round table session at GDC 2014, Ubisoft’s VP of creative Lionel Raynaud, said Oculus Rift or Sony’s Project Morpheus need to sell big first.

“VR would need to sell at least 1 million units to be viable for development,” Raynaud said.

Oculus Rift is currently still in a dev kit SKU while Sony just announced its VR headset last night.

Neither firm has stated when we can expect commercial versions to land in stores, but rumblings around the Internet have both arriving sometime before the end of the year.

Thanks, Gamespot.

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4 Comments

  1. Panthro

    I wouldn’t worry.

    The type of games which are looking promising for the Rift are the type of games I couldn’t imagine Ubisoft making anyway.

    #1 5 months ago
  2. rrw

    “rumblings around the Internet have both arriving sometime before the end of the year.”

    pretty sure both of them say that they cannot released consumer version this year

    #2 5 months ago
  3. salarta

    Then again, this is Ubisoft, so it doesn’t matter what they have to say about VR. The games made by companies that deserve the money via VR are the ones that don’t withhold IPs from their creators in all likelihood just to be spiteful, as in the example of Desilets.

    #3 5 months ago
  4. Dragon

    1 million is a pretty small number for a consumer tech. For example, PS Move, a “failure” sold 20 million units.

    #4 5 months ago

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