During the Facebook Connect presentation, Ubisoft revealed a pair of new VR titles based on their popular franchises, including the return of Splinter Cell!
You’ve been eager for a new Splinter Cell game and Ubisoft is delivering…sort of. Revealed during Facebook’s digital event, where the Oculus Quest 2 was unveiled, new games in the Splinter Cell and Assassin’s Creed franchises are coming to the VR platform.
Development of Assassin’s Creed and Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell for VR will be led by Ubisoft’s Red Storm Entertainment, in collaboration with Ubisoft Reflections, Ubisoft Düsseldorf and Ubisoft Mumbai. Both games will be created from the ground up specifically for the Oculus platform, and each will include elements from the franchises that fans know and love.
By bringing Assassin’s Creed and Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell to VR, Ubisoft is continuing to innovate in this growing sector. A pioneer of new technology, Ubisoft has been developing VR experiences since 2016, with titles like Eagle Flight, Werewolves Within, and Star Trek Bridge Crew — all of which are available on the Oculus platform.
“We are always exploring new ways we can leverage technology to help us create memorable gaming experiences,” said Elizabeth Loverso, Vice President of Product Development, Ubisoft’s Red Storm Entertainment. “Oculus’s state-of-the-art hardware will enable us to bring the worlds of Assassin’s Creed and Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell to life for fans in a new way. These games will take full advantage of Oculus’s technology to deliver immersive, visceral experiences that players won’t be able to find anywhere else.”
“We’re thrilled to work with Ubisoft in bringing two of their AAA franchises to VR. They’re an exceptional partner consistently creating ground-breaking content, and Assassin’s Creed and Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell on the Oculus platform will be no different. Players will have dramatic, immersive experiences inside beloved worlds previously only available in 2D, and we’re so eager to bring these made-for-VR games to franchise fans and new audiences alike,” said Mike Verdu, VP of Content, Facebook Reality Labs.
I’m sure this isn’t exactly what Splinter Cell fans were hoping for, but hey, at least it means the series hasn’t been forgotten!