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Splinter Cell and new Assassin's Creed announced for Oculus VR

Published: 20:04, 16 September 2020
Sam Fisher is looking at the camera with his signature night vision goggles on his forehead
Splinter Cell - Sam Fisher

We've been hearing all sorts of hopeful rumours about Ubisoft bringing back Splinter Cell and it turns out they're right - the company is working on it and a new Assassin's Creed.

Unfortunately for those who were hoping for regular PC, PlayStation or Xbox editions of new Splinter Cell and Assassin's Creed titles, which we'd dare say was pretty much everyone, Ubisoft are developing them for Oculus VR.

"For the first time, Ubisoft is bringing two of their biggest franchises to VR with new chapters in both the Assassin’s Creed and Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell series. Announced at the Oculus Connect virtual event, the two games will be launching exclusively on Oculus VR", the company wrote. 

Unfortunately, that's as much as Ubisoft shared and we're practically in the dark on the general themes or setting of either of the games. We can only hope they'll share more info soon, especially when it comes to Splinter Cell, whose revival has been a long time coming.

Both of the projects will be handled by Red Storm Entertainment, Ubisoft's studio that developed Werewolves Within and Star Trek: Bridge Crew VR titles. 

Looking past their VR credits though, this is the studio that developed the original Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six and Ghost Recon, but they had their hands in just about every Ubisoft title in the past two decades. 

Ubisoft Sam Fisher's signature nocturne vision goggles are seen through a rainy glass. Splinter Cell

"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", said the vice president of product development at Red Storm Elizabeth Loverso. 

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