Far Cry 3 is getting a virtual reality spinoff, but it’s not the type of virtual reality you think it is. Instead of sitting on your couch with a headset on while waving your arms around like you were Harry Potter, you’re in a room with up to eight other people.
Yes, Ubisoft announced during their recent Ubisoft forward event on September 10th that Fary Cry VR: Dive Into Insanity will have open-roam virtual reality. No, that doesn’t mean you’re going to walk around outside on the sidewalks or on the street with a VR headset on. You’re in a confined space with other people (think of a laser tag arena) while you’re holding a gun-controller in your hand.
Watching the video for Far Cry VR, it’s any wonder how they weren’t running into each other. We’re assuming it would be a lot of anxiety not seeing the other person, but, surely, there’s a system in place that allows you to “see” the other players in the game, which correlates with their real-life proximity to you. Each game lasts about thirty minutes, so it looks like it’s not going to be as much of a rail-shooter as much as it will just be short levels you can play with others.
The VR company hosting the game, Zero Latency, has locations all over the world and will be running Far Cry VR. Unfortunately, those hoping they could enjoy a Far Cry 3 spinoff from the comfort of their own homes will have to visit one of these locations in order to play the game. However, there may be some future delays, depending on how current COVID-19 restrictions are in 2021 when the game is planning on releasing.
It’s an exciting concept, and we’re looking forward to seeing how everything plays out with the current state of the world.