Splinter Cell VR, Assassin’s Creed VR Reportedly Coming To Oculus
While the Assassin’s Creed series continues to dole out oodles of main entries and spin-offs, Splinter Cell has been decidedly more stealthy, with rumors, ports, and small cameos keeping the Ubisoft franchise alive for the time being. However, this disparity may not be the case for long as a new report suggests virtual reality company Oculus may have both Splinter Cell VR and Assassin’s Creed VR games in the works.
The report comes from The Information, who claims “two people familiar with the matter” can confirm Oculus is underway on VR games based on several well-known franchises; Assassin’s Creed and Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell being among the titles mentioned. Oculus parent company Facebook is said to be overseeing the effort with CEO Mark Zuckerberg himself being “personally involved,” according to one of these cited sources.
Bringing such popular franchises to the realm of VR is reportedly part of an initiative to put more eyes on Oculus following the launch of the Oculus Quest and Rift S headsets, the company’s devices described as being “only moderately successful” so far. This “less than $1 billion” push to produce more VR content is said to be headed by Naughty Dog co-founder Jason Rubin, who currently acts as VP of Special Gaming Initiatives at Oculus.
Since the aforementioned report initially went live, Facebook has responded to claims of new Splinter Cell and Assassin’s Creed VR games in the works. “The response to Oculus Quest and Rift S gaming has been incredible,” an Oculus spokesperson said. “We cannot comment on specific partnerships, but we will continue to focus on expanding our library and reaching broader gaming audiences for years to come.”
Launching back in May, the Oculus Quest was premised as an all-in-one premium headset for $399, the device since having “substantially exceeded Facebook’s internal sales projections,” according to the report. Now that such a formidable piece of hardware is out there, it would make sense for Oculus to start producing content to make their platform that much more enticing. The company has already partnered with Doctor Who as well as Star Wars to put out story-based VR experiences, and potential blockbusters such as Assassin’s Creed VR or Splinter Cell VR would surely be icing on the cake–that is–if this report ends up proving true.
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