A new report claims Ubisoft and Facebook have signed an agreement to bring both Assassin’s Creed and Splinter Cell to the Oculus.
Tech news site The Information recently posted an article, claiming that Facebook is looking to expand its reach into the video game market. One result of this effort is more AAA titles on the Oculus VR systems – starting with Assassin’s Creed and Splinter Cell VR games.
According to “two people familiar with the matter,” Facebook is working with Ubisoft to bring two of her titles – Assassin’s Creed and Splinter Cell – to virtual reality. While we don’t know the scope and size of these two new games, the article did refer to them as VR versions rather than VR experiences.
Ubisoft has published a couple of VR titles over the years, most of them are a “virtual reality experience” or games that stand on their own, as opposed to installments that are part of a franchise. For example, two Assassin’s Creed VR experiences, both with an escape room vibe, are only available to the public in select venues around the world, rather than in stores.
The report also mentions that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and Jason Rubin, Facebook’s VP of Special Gaming Initiatives, are both directly involved in the matter.
Sadly, we don’t have any official comment from Ubisoft. Facebook did say they “cannot comment on specific partnerships, but we will continue to focus on expanding our library and reaching broader gaming audiences for years to come.”
Keep in mind that this is only a rumor at the moment, so I wouldn’t get too excited at this point, even if you own an Oculus Quest. I would love to see both Splinter Cell and Assassin’s Creed triple-A VR titles, which will hopefully result in more companies following Ubisoft’s footsteps and bringing their big titles to virtual reality headsets.Some of our posts include links to online retail stores. We get a small cut if you buy something through one of our links. Don't worry, it doesn't cost you anything extra.