Assassin’s Creed and Splinter Cell VR might be in the works according to the latest reports. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is actively taking part in the Oculus VR headset business and he has just signed deals to get exclusive VR versions of Assassin’s Creed and Splinter Cell.
Facebook is trying to invest in big names so that more people buy the Oculus VR headsets and this is an interesting strategy. Many people that can afford VR headsets in 2019 have grown up with franchises such as Assassin’s Creed and Splinter Cell, so it does make sense.
Facebook already dominates in the social media and online advertising space. Facebook recently showed an interest in gaming and bought Oculus. Do take this information with a grain of salt as neither Ubisoft, Facebook or Oculus have confirmed to be working on VR versions of Assassin’s Creed and Splinter Cell VR.
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Interestingly while Ubisoft has not commented on the matter and Occulus has not confirmed these upcoming games, neither of the companies have denied working on such titles either. It seems like a situation in which these games are being developed but companies are not ready to talk about them or confirm them. We saw something similar for the Nintendo Switch Lite a few days back and it has just been announced by Nintendo.
Assassin’s Creed and Splinter Cell are huge franchises and I am sure that people would be interested in playing these games in virtual reality. An Assassin’s Creed virtual reality game would be very interesting indeed provided that it is well made and the execution is spot on.
While some may argue that VR is dead, companies are actively investing money in this tech. We have already heard that Valve is going to release a AAA VR game sometime in the future. So VR is not completely dead yet.