Ubisoft launched a big new IP this week in For Honor, an online sword battling simulator from the company’s Montreal studio. But what might the game look like in VR?
The French publisher answers that question this week with the launch of a VR trailer for the game. It offers a 360 degree view of one of the game’s hectic battlefields, where warriors meet to fight to the death. It’s not actually gameplay footage, sadly, but it is undoubtedly an effective trailer, with the clash of metal and screams of agony ringing out around you as blood flows and bodies fly. Maybe not suitable for family viewing, then.
You can watch the video below via Littlstar, but if you want to see it in VR you’ll need to download the company’s app for pretty much any headset out there right now. We’d recommend downloading the video through the hub app for the best view.
For Honor is a third-person action game set in several eras of history. As a champion of your army, you’re generally responsible for killing as many foes as possible. It’s available on on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
Sadly, there’s no VR version of the game to speak of right now, which is a shame given that sword combat works especially well in VR. Ubisoft is pretty committed to VR tech, though; it’s already released a handful of games for the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and PlayStation VR, including Eagle Flight [Review: 7.5/10] and Werewolves Within [Review: 7/10], and it has one of the tech’s biggest games on the way in Star Trek: Bridge Crew. The latter was delayed a little earlier this month.
If you are looking for some sword-swinging VR action, then we suggest you check out our recent preview of Raiders of Erda. It’s pretty promising.