Assassin's Creed Nexus: First details about gameplay and setting - Leak
The latest Assassin's Creed spin-off is called Nexus and is being developed exclusively for virtual reality.
Meta and Ubisoft already announced the VR game in the fall of 2020. Since then, nothing has happened. Even at the recent Meta Gaming Showcase, there was no news about the high-profile VR game. Now the gaming portal "Exputer" has leaked the first details about the game.
The next installment of the game series is called Nexus and will bring back several characters from previous installments. VR players will be able to slip into the soles of Ezio, Cassandra, Connor and Haytham in various levels, according to the report.
Beware of noisy teleports
The virtual reality game is said to include 16 missions and a tutorial that introduces VR controls. Nexus is said to bring everything you'd expect from a proper Assassin's Creed: sneaking, pickpocketing, lock picking, combat, climbing, and the famed "Leap of Faith".
If you teleport to an enemy, you must be careful not to "jump" too close to them. Otherwise, noises will be made that could alert the victim. So teleporting too close is a risk - convenience in sneaking is thus penalized. It is better to sneak up on the enemy from a medium distance.
Ambush attacks are the most viable method to take down the victim quickly and unnoticed. If you get noticed, it will take longer to take down the opponent. There will also be sword fights.
Assassin's Creed Nexus: Release probably in 2023
In the explorable areas, there will be chests and doors whose locks players can pick to get rewards. These optional tasks are meant to expand the missions. The lock picking itself will be a kind of mini-game.
The Leap of Faith, which is supposed to be a feature that "every Assassin’s Creed fan will enjoy", is particularly well implemented. Dropping from a building into a hayloft with your arms outstretched is said to be a "really cool experience."
The author of the article Tom Henderson claims to have seen the VR game with his own eyes and has a good feeling about the VR adaptation.