1. Chemy JMHT's Avatar
    You don't need the same VR headset as someone else to play Ubisoft's games together.

    Cross-platform play isn't an entirely new concept, but virtual reality headsets introduce a new layer of complexity. Ubisoft has apparently been able to address that challenge, making it so that, not only can PS4 and PC players play together, but they can do so while using different VR headsets.

    Ubisoft has announced that, as of today, Eagle Flight supports cross-platform VR play. That means you can play with anyone else, whether they're using a PlayStation VR or Oculus Rift. HTC Vive will also be supported once that version of the game launches on December 20.

    The same will also be true of two upcoming Ubisoft VR games. Werewolves Within, which launches on all platforms on December 6, and Star Trek: Bridge Crew, which launches on March 14, will both support cross-platform play right at launch.

    "Making our VR titles cross-platform has been a goal of ours from the start and we're happy to announce that Eagle Flight, Werewolves Within, and Star Trek: Bridge Crew will be playable cross-platform on PSVR, Oculus Rift, and HTC Vive," said Red Storm senior creative director David Votypka. "Our games feature a strong multiplayer experiences, so letting friends play together regardless of which headset they own will enhance the social nature of our games and let them be played the way we envisioned."

    Bridge Crew was supposed to be out sooner but was recently delayed until 2017. Eagle Flight, meanwhile, made its debut not long ago--you can read GameSpot's review here.

    Source: Ubisoft Does Away With One Barrier Facing VR Multiplayer - GameSpot
    11-28-2016 11:38 PM
  2. iThunderbirt's Avatar
    Nice. Saw this news as well. Glad to see cross platform becoming an option game devs are introducing to their games.

    Posted via the VRHeads App for Android
    11-29-2016 06:32 AM
  3. Chemy JMHT's Avatar
    Nice. Saw this news as well. Glad to see cross platform becoming an option game devs are introducing to their games.

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    And as I was telling VirtuaTyKing, once others companies see profit on it they will follow and do the same.
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    11-29-2016 03:03 PM
  4. Russell Holly's Avatar
    I know this isn't easy, and will likely become more complicated as Microsoft steps in with their own VR system, but I genuinely wish this was standard.

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    11-29-2016 03:38 PM
  5. AxlMyk's Avatar
    I don't think MS will be accepted as well as they may believe. They're getting to be more like Apple with their proprietary ideas. Look at their phones. Not doing so well.
    12-02-2016 10:25 AM
  6. EgoAnt's Avatar
    I don't think MS will be accepted as well as they may believe. They're getting to be more like Apple with their proprietary ideas. Look at their phones. Not doing so well.
    The Microsoft phone division was an interesting venture, but they just got into it waaaay too late. Their ideas may be proprietary, but they are still very committed to working with hardware vendors. HoloLens, for example, is just a show piece for Windows Holographic, a platform that hardware manufacturers can integrate. Same with Windows 10. The idea seems to be that their hardware division is now mostly there to create things that showcase what their platforms are capable of. Apple, on the other hand, keeps a tight reign on both the hardware and the platform.
    12-02-2016 11:49 AM
  7. krisguy's Avatar
    I know this isn't easy, and will likely become more complicated as Microsoft steps in with their own VR system, but I genuinely wish this was standard.

    Posted via the VRHeads App for Android
    I wish this was possible with other games. Rocket League is the only game that I know of that is cross platform - VR or not. I wish I could play other games between Xbox and PS4, Vive and Rift too.

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    12-02-2016 01:31 PM
  8. Chemy JMHT's Avatar
    Thinking about how Microsoft can close the path for some is interesting, I was thinking about the opposite, maybe they create the standard, if it works sooner than later all the VR HDM will have access to the most content.

    Taking in consideration that Microsoft has billions of computers running Windows and more than 400 millions running Win10 it can be a huge advantage among the others platforms.
    12-02-2016 07:03 PM

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