For years, Ubisoft fans have been playing both Assassin’s Creed and Splinter Cell games through the lens of third-person action-stealth games. However, that may be changing soon. Rumors have been starting to go around that Assassin’s Creed and Splinter Cell VR games are in the works, according to Geoff Keighley’s Twitter.
The information comes from the website…well…The Information, who apparently found out that Facebook is currently in talks with Ubisoft about games for its Oculus Rift system. Both VR games are apparently going to be based on Assassin’s Creed and Splinter Cell, though whether anything will come of the talks remains to be seen.
Both Splinter Cell and Assassin’s Creed are both still partially stealth games despite how quickly they can devolve into chaos, and there’s no telling what VR versions of both titles would involve, considering the different viewpoints.
The main focus behind the Assassin’s Creed and Splinter Cell VR games appear to be for Facebook to convince people (likely fans of one or both series) to buy more Oculus Rift systems, which apparently haven’t been selling to Facebook’s satisfaction.
There’s no telling how each of the different games would look on a VR system, much less play. A lack of spatial awareness that could come with a stealth game for VR might result in the game being much more difficult to play.
While there have been a number of different kinds of VR games, they’ve mainly been simulators or rail shooters or just games where you sit or stand in one spot while performing various actions. Exactly what the Assassin’s Creed and Splinter Cell VR games will play like will probably be a mystery until Ubisoft actually announces the games.
Either way, we’ll probably be seeing what will come of this collaboration sometime in the near future, and until then all we can do is wait and see what Ubisoft has in store for us.