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

Joanna Estrada
July 12, 2019

Facebook has reportedly signed a deal to create exclusive VR games for Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed and Splinter Cell franchises.

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. 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.

Oculus hasn't announced any new partnerships for the Oculus Quest, but Facebook is apparently taking the lead of publishers like EA by trying to snatch up smaller developers and add their games and IP to the pile.

That'd make them available to the Oculus Rift, Oculus Quest, and Oculus Rift S headsets, but pull them away from the HTC Vive family and PlayStation VR.

"We can not comment on specific partnerships, but we will continue to focus on expanding our library and reaching broader gaming audiences for years to come", an Oculus spokesperson told The Information.

If true, Oculus appears to be doubling down on its exclusive content priorities. While a deal with Ubisoft for these VR games would be in-line with its previous movements, Oculus has never outright bought a VR studio.

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