Splinter Cell VR, Assassin's Creed VR Could be Coming to Oculus Soon

Yolanda Curtis
July 12, 2019

Sam Fisher could be coming to VR. The deal struck with Ubisoft is being headed by the Vice President of Special Gaming Initiatives, but Facebook CEO Zuckerberg is said to be 'personally involved, ' as well.

Taking a page from Netflix, Facebook is eyeing exclusive deals with popular video game franchises to boost its Oculus virtual reality (VR) business, The Information reported Wednesday. Sources inside the company recently talked to The Information about the firm's future plans for Oculus VR.

One part of this strategy involves working with major developers and publishers to give some of the most popular franchises in the industry the VR treatment.

Splinter Cell and Assassin's Creed owner Ubisoft has published several VR games, including the Oculus Rift launch exclusive Eagle Flight and the cooperative game Star Trek: Bridge Crew.

By acquiring more studios and titles, Facebook just might be able to secure the Oculus VR's place in VR gaming for along time.

With Facebook under a lot of scrutiny worldwide on how it treats user data, Oculus is one of Facebook's many ventures to expand beyond the realms of social media. In that context, IP's like Assassin's Creed and Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell could be a significant boon to the Quest hardware's lasting popularity. Anyone who has played both Splinter Cell and Assassins Creed will tell you that a VR version of either of those games is going to be tough to pull off. Since all these games are heavily-focused on precision of movement, there's a clear goal here to highlight that progression and how freeing movement in VR can be.

This year Facebook released the Oculus Quest, a $399 fully wireless VR headset that can run without needing to be hooked up to a PC.

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