A recent report claimed that Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed VR title, which was confirmed to be in development back in 2020, will be called Assassin’s Creed Nexus. Featuring several known protagonists from throughout the series and a number of different missions to play through, the game, according to the report, is allegedly ready to launch in the coming 12 months.
Now, new potential details on the game seem to have emerged on Reddit, where a user claiming to have gotten their hands on the game has now only shared a clip showing the game’s main menu screen and a mission selection screen, but also shared some gameplay details.
Some of the information lines up with the aforementioned report. Combat in the game will apparently be timing-based, requiring you to pick your moments to strike at enemies when they’ve lowered their cover. Meanwhile, according to the leaker, weapons will include swords, throwing knives, crossbows, smoke bombs, and of course, the Hidden Blade.
Meanwhile, the user also describes movement in the game, saying that while jumping is done by with the A button, climbing is done by manually vaulting, grabbing ledges, and pulling yourself up using the motion controllers. Interestingly, Ubisoft has apparently also included options to reduce motion success.
The user also talks about the game’s structure, which, as you may have expected for a VR title, won’t be open world unlike most Assassin’s Creed games. Instead, it seems it will adopt a linear mission-based structure. As per the leak, mission areas are quite large, with plenty of scope for backtracking as well.
In-game cutscenes allegedly provide briefings for the mission at hand, but the user claims the game doesn’t have any side missions or optional objectives. Finally, the leaker also claims that though there are multiple playable characters, which is in line with previously leaked information, players cannot switch between them freely, while the only differences the game exhibits across different characters being how your hands look and the way people address you.
These are all, of course, unconfirmed details right now, so until we hear something official from Ubisoft, it’s best to take this with a grain of salt. That said, if Assassin’s Creed Nexus is indeed launching as soon as these leaks claim, then it shouldn’t be long before it gets announced. Either way, we’ll keep an eye out for more updates, so stay tuned.