The Ubisoft Toronto managing director also shares her thoughts on potential VR games.
Though Ubisoft Toronto managing director Jade Raymond isn’t currently working on any projects using VR, she has expressed interest in the technology. Speaking to Gamereactor, Raymond feels that VR will transform how one interacts with games.
“We’re on the verge, I think of big breakthroughs in tech that are going to transform games. The fourth dimension is referenced to virtual reality; not only the display technology but all of the new input technology that’s going with it. That’s going to transform how we interact with those types of games.
“In terms of VR, I would love to have a zero-G kind of parkour game where you’re actually in a space suit navigating around and having the experience just like Chris Hatfield gets to have, or only a select few astronauts. Looking down at the Earth from above and trying to do something in space with the pressure of zero-G and managing your oxygen, and things like that.”
Currently, there are two main players in commercial VR technology – Sony with Project Morpheus and Oculus with Oculus Rift. Which one will ultimately pan out? We’ll find out in the coming months.