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News video games 25 April 2022, 16:13

author: Hubert Sledziewski

Ubisoft Challenges Half-Life: Alyx? Assassin's Creed: Nexus Leaked [UPDATED]

Ubisoft does not slow down in developing the Assassin's Creed series. The next project set in the universe of hooded killers is to be codenamed Nexus and be a VR game. Is it possible that we are seeing a competitor to Half-Life: Alyx?

Update:

Reddit user Echiketto has found a short video from Assassin's Creed: Nexus - coming from the beta version, which supposedly leaked a few weeks ago. It features a wobbly menu, but that's always a better confirmation than just saying the game actually exists. You can watch the video here (by clicking on the link provided in the post).

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Everything pointed to the fact that the next, after Assassin's Creed: Valhalla, game from the hit series developed by Ubisoft would be the announced Infinity. However, there are at least two projects that may be released earlier than this - supposedly huge - title. The first of these is to be a project known under the working name Rift, revealed some time ago by Jason Schreier from Bloomberg. The second is a VR game code-named Assassin's Creed: Nexus.

The news about it were reached by the reliable industry insider Tom Henderson (writing for Exputer.com). He supposedly had a chance to see the game with his own eyes. According to his sources, it is to be released within twelve months and will include everything the series is famous for and more - including sneaking, pickpocketing, opening locks, fighting (also using the hidden blade), climbing and leaps of faith.

Interestingly, the project has been announced in 2020 as Assassin's Creed VR - along with Splinter Cell VR. Both games are to be developed in parallel by Ubisoft's Red Storm Entertainment, with support from the company's divisions located in Dusseldorf, Mumbai and the UK (Ubisoft Reflections).

Assassin's Creed: Nexus - highlights

  • Fans of the series will be happy to know that this game will see the return of well-known and popular protagonists from previous installments of the series, such as Ezio (AC2, Brotherhood and Revelations), Haytham and Connor (AC3) and Cassandra (AC: Odyssey).
  • The campaign will consist of 16 missions and a tutorial that will enable players to learn the basics of controls.
  • Character movement will be typical for VR productions - using the analogue on the controller, teleporting to the indicated points or a combination of these two methods. Using the latter method, however, is said to cause noise, so suddenly appearing behind the backs of enemies is unlikely to be an option.
  • Assassinations with the hidden blade will require a flick of the wrist to brandish the iconic asassin weapon, and then stab the enemy. If the enemy is unaware of our presence, a single strike will suffice. Once the alarm is raised, more stabs will prove necessary.

So there are many indications that the French want to have their own Half-Life: Alyx. What will come out of it - if anything at all - will be revealed soon, since Nexus (or whatever the final name of the project will be) is to be released within twelve months.

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