Splinter Cell might be developed for VR, thanks to Facebook. That was according to a new report that stated that the social media giant has signed deals to bring some of Ubisoft’s best games to Oculus VR. These include games like Assassin’s Creed and Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell.
The move was a part of Facebook’s plan to expand its reach into the gaming industry. It could also be possible that Facebook will go with its plan to acquire video game studios for itself. There has been a report from The Information that Facebook is looking for opportunities to beef up its gaming business. In fact, Facebook just announced its partnership with other major developers like Respawn Entertainment.
Mark Zuckerberg has also been personally involved with this strategy for the company to get video game franchises on the Oculus VR platform.
There has been news that the deal to bring Splinter Cell and Assassin’s Creed to VR has been closed already. But both parties haven’t released any statement as of now about the deal.
Facebook’s steps are to further improve the experience on the Oculus VR platform. If you remember, they just released Oculus Quest this year at $399. It is a fully wireless headset that can run without the user having to hook up to a gaming PC.
Although the interest for developing VR games in 2019 has fallen, Facebook’s sales grew up to 54.1% thanks to Oculus Quest. This can further explain their strategy in acquiring studios and inkling exclusives to make the Oculus VR more appealing to the customers.