In the recent Facebook Connect event, Ubisoft has officially announced brand new Assassin’s Creed and Splinter Cell games built entirely for Virtual Reality.
Ubisoft is set to make a big advancement in the world of VR with the exciting addition of the two new titles. Both of these games will feature new stories, so they are not just VR ports of the older games.
Right now we know that the development of both of these games is being led by Ubisoft’s Red Storm Entertainment, with support from Ubisoft Düsseldorf, Mumbai, and Reflections studio. In the past, Ubisoft has developed many VR titles, including Werewolves Within, Star Trek: Bridge Crew, Transference, and more. But the two new titles announced are likely to feature a longer story and more new mechanics as the devs take advantage of Oculus’s new VR technology.
“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.”
Splinter Cell fans have been patiently waiting for a new addition to this franchise for a long time now. We got to see Sam Fisher in other Ubisoft titles like in Ghost Recon and was also the new Operator introduced in Rainbow Six Siege. And now finally players will be getting a new Splinter Cell title, but sadly it will be a VR game. According to the August 2020 Steam hardware survey, only 1.7% of Steam users own a VR headset, so we aren’t sure if the Splinter Cell fans will get to play this game at all.
Oculus’ new Quest 2 headset is being released on October 13th, which is available for $299 for the 64GB unit, or $399 for 256GB. So more devs like Ubisoft might announce new VR titles in the coming future.