Every time we ask a games publisher how big they think VR will be, we receive shrugged shoulders and a few platitudes about how transformative it is to play.
Until we asked Ubisoft. It just said: About 2.5m to 3.5m units in the first year.”
The answer came from David Votypka, the head of Ubisoft’s Red Storm studio who is working on two VR projects, including that Star Trek: Bridge Crew title.
He says that combined hardware and software sales should read around $3bn globally.
He admits that number is lower than previous estimates due to the short supply of VR headsets this Christmas, but that Ubisoft believes that’s a ‘healthy start’. He also says that the estimates is that VR will grow exponentially every year after that.
The news comes after Ubisoft’s pre-E3 press conference, which revealed the firm has four VR games in the works for this Christmas: Eagle Flight, Trackmania Turbo, Werewolves Within and Star Trek: Bridge Crew.