Facebook to bring Assassin's Creed and Splinter Cell to Oculus Rift

Facebook to bring Assassin's Creed and Splinter Cell to Oculus Rift - report

Facebook to bring Assassin's Creed and Splinter Cell to Oculus Rift - report

It is rumored that Mark Zuckerburg, the owner of Oculus, has been personally pushing for Oculus to obtain more exclusives too.

That long-awaited Splinter Cell game - the one we've been hearing rumors about for years - might finally be in development.

The push into more well-known titles on the Oculus VR also shows Facebook truly appears to be dedicated to making the platform a titan of the industry. The Information reported the news this morning, although it didn't offer much detail about what those games would look like. 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. I'm not sure sneaking around my flat in VR is going to be good for my shins, but who knows-if it does well, maybe we'll get the proper Splinter Cell game we've been waiting for. It's also released a couple of Assassin's Creed-based "VR escape rooms", but they're only available at specific locations, not on home VR headsets.

The other part of Facebook's gaming strategy involves acquiring video game developers to create games and IP exclusively for the Oculus. According to a report from The Information, the social media platform is looking to develop games attached to the series in an attempt to encourage sales of its Oculus Rift headsets. It's unclear if the games will come to other popular headsets in the future. Facebook recently named former Oculus content VP Jason Rubin as their head of "special gaming initiatives".

Facebook initially ramped up its VR efforts in 2019 with this year's release of the standalone Oculus Quest, which starts at $399 (£314, though the RRP in the United Kingdom is £399).