Ubisoft has announced their third VR escape room experience. In their famous series, Prince of Persia has gained respect from VR users all across the world from their location-based shared experiences. The newest room, Prince of Persia: The Dagger of Time, will be a four-player experience in which users will alter and control time to complete the puzzles.
Although Ubisoft has a handful of VR games for individuals, they have quickly built an out-of-home community of VR users that look forward to their games. They have over 300 locations across the globe and have plans to expand even further.
The newest Dagger of Time experience will be making its way to all 300 location-based VR escape rooms.
This is expected to be available for group play sometime in the spring of 2020. Spring could mean March 1st or May 30th, so keep your eyes pealed on the updates regarding this story.
This new game was created by Ubisoft Düsseldorf, and they say players need to fight their way out of the Fortress of Time. The description of the story is as follows:
“In the story, players are summoned by Kaileena, the Empress of Time. They are asked to help her to stop the evil plans of a Magi who is attempting to restore the sands to the Hourglass of Time and create an army of Sand Monsters. To successfully escape the fortress, players must use cooperative teamwork and problem-solving skills to complete objectives, utilizing powers such as time control from the dagger of time.”
The Executive Producer of this game, Cyril Voiron, says that “We decided to push the level of quality and complexity of our experiences to another level in Prince of Persia: The Dagger of Time. We added many features, like being able to play not only with two or four players, but now with three players. To do so, we are not mirroring the in-game environment like we did in Escape the Lost Pyramid, and this makes the riddles and the level design way more complex.”
Voiron also explained how you’ll be able to freeze time in the game, saying that the “Only the player who holds the Dagger of Time in their hands can control time, and they can stop, rewind, or move time forward. When they do so, we added some visual and audio cues so the other players also realize that time is being manipulated. It is quite impressive the first time that you can freeze the world around you!”
This is an exciting time for VR and these experiences are only getting better! For more gaming news and community updates, make sure to check back at VRGear.com.