According to a Spanish tech and gaming site, new Assassin's Creed and Splinter Cell VR games for Facebook's Oculus platforms are in the works. We're expecting an official announcement later today during the Facebook Connect presentation.
What will the new Oculus games feature?
This news comes to us via Spanish tech platform Vandal (note: we're using machine translation for this story). The site reports on what appears to be a leaked press release revealing the existence of new Assassin's Creed and Splinter Cell VR titles for Oculus devices. According to the devs, both games will offer "stunning and immersive experiences" within the two respective worlds of these franchises.
If the leak is to be believed, then both games will be helmed by longtime Tom Clancy developer Red Storm Entertainment in collaboration with three Ubisoft studios: Ubisoft Reflections (Driver: San Francisco), Ubisoft Dusseldorf (part of Anno and Settlers developer Ubisoft Blue Byte), and Ubisoft Mumbai (currently working on the Prince of Persia: Sands of Time remake). Vandal says they'll both be completely original productions, so they're not simply VR ports of existing Assassin's Creed or Splinter Cell games. They will both, however, maintain "typical elements" found in each series.
Can this leak be trusted?
Vandal's leak contains quotes from both Red Storm's Elizabeth Loverso and Facebook Reality Labs' Mike Verdu. It's possible they've been invented, but Vandal's story certainly looks like a traditional press release. Combine this with today being the day of Facebook's VR-centric Connect presentation and it's entirely plausible that a press release has been sent out ahead of that event and intended for embargo. Last year, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot said something new was in the works (thanks, Push Square) for the Splinter Cell franchise, but wouldn't specify what. It would make a lot of sense if this new VR game represented the fruits of that particular labor.
We'll find out whether new Assassin's Creed or Splinter Cell VR games are on the way for Oculus devices when Facebook Connect airs later today. Be sure to tune into that stream if you're as hungry for confirmation as we are.
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