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Facebook is rumored to be developing VR versions of Assassin's Creed and Splinter Cell

By Polycount ยท 8 replies
Jul 10, 2019
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  1. Fans of Ubisoft's long-running stealth-oriented Splinter Cell franchise have found themselves disappointed by the lack of information or announcements regarding any future entries in the series. The last Splinter Cell game to release was Blacklist, which came out way back in 2013. Since then, fans haven't had much to chew on; short of replaying older titles.

    However, that could change in the future, according to a new report from The Information. The outlet says Facebook has signed two deals for "exclusive" VR versions of both Assassin's Creed and Splinter Cell -- apparently, CEO Mark Zuckerberg himself has been "personally involved" in the negotiations. Unfortunately, we have no idea how these games will play, and Facebook itself probably doesn't know yet either.

    People familiar with the matter told The Information that Facebook is hoping this deal will "attract more people" to its VR headsets -- that's probably a safe bet, given the massive popularity of both of these franchises.

    While the VR industry at large still isn't quite as popular as PC or console gaming, VR versions of existing games or series (such as Skyrim and Fallout 4's VR ports) have proven fairly successful as system sellers.

    Presumably, the VR versions of Assassin's Creed and Splinter Cell, should they ever launch, will arrive on the Oculus Quest and Rift S VR headsets. It's unclear if the games will come to other popular headsets in the future.

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  2. wiyosaya

    wiyosaya TS Evangelist Posts: 3,993   +2,292

    Hmmm. More spyware for Zuck and fakebook?
  3. Panda218

    Panda218 TS Evangelist Posts: 602   +313

    Splintercell would be fun! Too bad it'd never release on steam and I don't touch the Oculus home store.
  4. amstech

    amstech IT Overlord Posts: 2,239   +1,439

    Chaos Theory, to this day, remains one of my favorite games of all time.
    I played through all of the Sam Fisher games and loved them.
    Panda218 likes this.
  5. Hardware Geek

    Hardware Geek TS Booster Posts: 88   +69

    A first person Assassin's Creed could be really fun! I'll wait for reviews before buying one though because it could also be an epic failure.
    elementalSG likes this.
  6. Polycount

    Polycount TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 1,762   +387

    Agreed! Chaos Theory is one of the best stealth games ever made, and I think it still holds up to this day.

    Also, on PC, it features variable movement, which is a godsend and something that always gets overlooked.
    amstech likes this.
  7. elementalSG

    elementalSG TS Booster Posts: 114   +94

    Does this mean that we will (almost) literally be plugging into The Animus when playing Assassin's Creed soon...? Will there be an Animus accessory to go with the VR version of the game?
  8. funglebuddy

    funglebuddy TS Enthusiast Posts: 76   +19

    Facebook is developing it? ....no thanks sorry Robotburg I know better to buy your spyware infused nonsense. VR still needs further development to not be Clunky and Gimmicky.
  9. Morris Minor

    Morris Minor TS Addict Posts: 109   +54

    also agreed, it was the only splintercell that had 2 player co-op missions over lan. fun times.

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