It seems that Ubisoft will not release a VR version of Space Junkies.
Last week’s update marked the end of the development of a zero-gravity shooter in VR. Since launching earlier this year, the game has received several updates adding new maps, modes, and more. Writing on a blog, Ubisoft Montpellier said he was “proud of what he achieved” of what he intended to do.
“Game servers will remain open and accessible for players who have purchased the VR version of Space Junkies so that spacers can continue to fight each other in many community tournaments that we have seen since launch,” the team wrote.
In Space Junkies, in deathmatches mode, 4 players fought each other in the arena style. The game had an arcade influence that set it apart from similar names like Echo VR.
Interestingly, Ubisoft Montpellier also confirmed that the non-VR version of Space Junkies will not be released. The studio launched a beta version for the standard version in July. No reason was given why the non-VR version was actually canceled.
The VR-free beta looked like one of Ubisoft’s several attempts to increase the reach of Space Junkies. Although we loved the game very much, there were signs that it might have fought for its life from the start. A month after the launch, for example, Ubisoft held a grand sale of the game, reducing 60% of its cost.
This does not mean that Ubisoft itself works with VR. In fact, only recently we reported that the company is currently hiring new employees to work on an “unannounced AAA in VR project” based on one of its existing projects.
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