While the Splinter Cell series has been missing from the spotlight for some time now, we might finally get to see the return of Sam Fischer soon (discounting the crossover), but this time in virtual reality form. A new report by The Information released today says that Facebook has signed deals with Ubisoft for Splinter Cell and Assassin's Creed VR games, headed exclusively to Oculus devices.
The report, which cites two sources, states Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is involved personally in the matter, and that the company hopes to draw in more users for its VR headsets using exclusive titles from well-known franchises.
If the report is accurate, it seems these games won't be the only ones we will be seeing coming exclusively to Facebook's Oculus offerings, keeping out Vive, Windows Mixed Reality, and Valve device owners. Per the report, Facebook is also pushing to acquire existing game studios, hoping to compete with other major publishers in the gaming space that are doing the same.
Assassin's Creed's Animus device already lends itself to a VR experience quite well, and players could also be putting on the iconic Splinter Cell goggles as VR headsets quite easily. As this is still a rumor, however, we will have to wait until official announcements from Facebook or Ubisoft arrive before confirming any of this.