With the VR sector of the amusement industry continuing to grow, the immersion experts at Triotech (the ones behind the well-loved Dark Ride series of motion theaters) were sure to enter the fray. They did so in a huge way, with an announcement at the IAAPA Expo that the company would be teaming up with AAA home game developer Ubisoft.
“I’ve tried VR before, but never tried an attraction like this one,” said Triotech President, CEO and Founder Ernest Yale. “We wanted to begin to play with the psyche of the guest.”
Yale and his firm have introduced an engaging virtual experience that utilizes popular content from Ubisoft, including the firm’s massive Assassin’s Creed title and Rabbids. The new attraction is fully modular according to Triotech, and can fit in a space as small as 10 square meters, with almost no limit on how large it can get.
Ubisoft’s Senior VP of New Business Deborah Papiernik said, “This partnership is part of Ubisoft’s strategy to open new doors to our rich video game worlds such as Rabbids and Assassin’s Creed, enabling us to create immersive experiences for our fans while reaching out to a new audience.”
The attraction will be powered by tech from Asterion VR and essentially gives players a space in which they can walk, roam and experience the virtual world with few limitations. The modules come with a one-player, 118 ft. by 118 ft. booth, or a larger, three player 236 ft. by 157 ft. size. Currently, five games are available for the system with Assassin’s Creed coming soon.
Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed license is one of the largest in the home video game world, with 10 major games released in the last 10 years and 110 million copies sold. Triotech and Ubisoft’s collaboration will result in a maze-like game based on the latest Assassin’s Creed game, which takes place in ancient Egypt. The attraction is set to release in 2018.