Become an Eagle and Fly Over Paris in Ubisoft's New VR Game

I want to fly like an eagle.

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During Sony's PlayStation Experience keynote address today, Ubisoft announced a brand new virtual reality game called Eagle Flight. In the game, you become an eagle and fly over the streets of Paris. If you've ever had a dream about flying, this game looks to re-create that feeling.

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Eagle Flight is slated to launch in 2016 for all major VR platforms: PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift, and HTC Vive.

The game was developed by Ubisoft Montreal's FunHouse division. Eagle Flight's version of Paris is complete with the city's famous landmarks, but takes place 50 years after humans left the city.

"Nature and wildlife has taken back the city, creating a rich playground and offering an incredible experience of free flight and adventure," Ubisoft said.

Eagle Flight supports single-player as well as two multiplayer modes that support up to six players.

One of the main concerns about VR in general is that it might make you sick. But Ubisoft says this shouldn't be the case for Eagle Flight, thanks in part to its use of "technology breakthoughts."

"Eagle Flight has been developed specifically for VR with a strong focus on accessibility and comfort," it explained. "As a result, the game features an Ubisoft-developed VR control technology breakthrough that provides players with intuitive and precise controls. The new technology greatly reduces chances of motion sickness while enabling players to quickly master their skills in order to perform impressive stunts and experience the true sensation of flight."

Eagle Flight is Ubisoft's first game developed exclusively for VR. You can learn more about it here.

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SteedLaw

Go ask your eye doc what he/she thinks about strapping an HD screen two inches in front of your face and staring at it for hours.

Worst gaming gimmick of all time since the powerglove and, just think, 100 times more dangerous as well. What a deal!!! I will pass -- as will anyone else who knows anything about eye health.

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skizzel

can you poop on people?

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______

For a video player that actually works:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8GwRiTTO3o

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For a second there I thought this was the new AC pitch and they had run out of characters. Might have been nice if done as a side activity but I don't see how this will stand as a game of its own. Guess we'll see.

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Helios_Sun

i wonder how much this game will be

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rosinmonkekyx17

I'm just waiting for the Eagle to get stuck in mid-air or in a wall

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Spartan-1657

"Experience the true sensation of flight"

Oh please, stfu, what a load of shit.

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Smaug317

Sounds like a tech demo...

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hystavito

@Smaug317: This reminds me of way back when HDTV was pretty new. A friend bought a big rear projection HDTV, and an antenna since there was no other way to watch HD then. The only HD channel in our are was a PBS station, and at that time it was just a bunch of videos of flying over landscapes and such. That's it, that was all the HD content he could get for a quite some time, it was pretty funny :).

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lukey52

Looks crap, is that what we're expected to fork out hundreds of £ to experience? Hell no

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BobaFettHatesU

No textures... no thanks.

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ps3gamer1234

AMAZING LONDON "EAGLE VISION" FLIGHT ASSASSIN’S CREED SYNDICATE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4hOJj1hd0M

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catsimboy

Had to do something with all those leftover Unity assets. At least they don't have to digitally remake Notre Dame and the Eiffel Tower again.

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Domiddian

Right... How is this a game again?

Mind you, I said the same about Flower and that was awesome.

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Mogan

Land on towers, then fly away when hooded figures climb up there to uncover their map. Poop in the hay carts and laugh as they land in it. That'll show them.