Splinter Cell, Assassin's Creed VR Games Reportedly in the Works

Doris Richards
July 12, 2019

The headsets already look a lot like Sam Fisher's ever present night vision goggles, so why not? As per the information, this move goes as high as Mark Zuckerberg himself, who has a personal involvement in the story.

File this away as a rumor then for the time being. This deal reportedly grants Facebook and by extension, Oculus, the exclusive license to produce VR versions of both Assassin's Creed and Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell.

Here's how a Facebook spokesperson responded when I asked them if the company could confirm or deny the report: "The response to Oculus Quest and Rift S gaming have been incredible".

A new report from The Information says Facebook is looking seriously into beefing up its gaming business. Unlike numerous previous high-profile VR platforms from Facebook and others, Quest offers an untethered VR system that does not require an inserted mobile or a muscular tethered PC to run. Those plans could make Assassin's Creed and Splinter Cell fans very happy.

A man plays a video game with the Oculus Rift VR headset at the E3 Electronic Expo in Los Angeles, California, June 14, 2016.

Facebook is reportedly pursuing acquisitions and exclusivity deals in an effort to supply its VR hardware with big name, triple-A productions. Competition from industry heavyweights like Valve and Sony is fierce in the VR space, and despite their global presence, Facebook is still new players in the games market. Facebook recently named former Oculus content VP Jason Rubin as their head of "special gaming initiatives". Oculus recently released the Oculus Quest, a more streamlined version of their VR headset, that has reportedly sold better than the company expected, with sales up by 54.1% from past year according to IGN.

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