Ubisoft Partners With Facebook to Bring Assassin's Creed and Splinter Cell Games to Oculus
Ubisoft is bringing two of its biggest franchises VR via Oculus, the company announced at today's Facebook Connect event.
While the biggest news out of today’s Facebook Connect is the new Oculus Quest 2, the company also announced a partnership with Ubisoft to bring some big names to VR. Both Assassin’s Creed and Splinter Cell are coming soon to the platform. While details are still relatively light, it’s definitely a massive get for Facebook.
Announcing Assassin's Creed and Splinter Cell VR, two new games coming exclusively to @oculus!
— Ubisoft (@Ubisoft) September 16, 2020
Ubisoft does have a studio with serious virtual reality chops. Red Storm Entertainment has already released Werewolves Within and Star Trek: Bridge Crew on the platform. So, if anyone in Ubisoft’s universe should bring two AAA properties to Quest, it’s them. Outside of knowing which studios are helping them and what the properties are, we don’t know much else.
At Facebook Connect, Elizabeth Loverso, the Vice President of Product Development at Red Storm, did say that we can expect these games to deliver new experiences while also keeping the core of the franchise intact.
From my perspective, Splinter Cell seems like the easier transition. I mean, we’ve seen solid shooting games in VR before, but I can’t wait to see how they handle movement in a stealth game. Assassin’s Creed seems like the tougher task. Hopefully, we get more of a traditional game than just an “experience” akin to that Batman: Arkham thing. Either way, it doesn’t sound like we’ll see those games before next year. Both sounded relatively early in development, though Ubisoft could certainly surprise us.
While you wait to hear more, there are plenty of games to play on your brand new Oculus Quest 2. The new system launches on October 13, and today’s event proved that you’ll have plenty to play.