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Facebook acquisitions: Assassins Creed VR and Splinter Cell VR ??

Zenbane
Level 15

AAA VR is en-route...

Next on Facebook’s Shopping List: Acquisitions to Beef Up Gaming

As part of the new effort, in which CEO Mark Zuckerberg is personally involved, Facebook has already signed deals for exclusive VR versions of the popular games “Assassin’s Creed” and “Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell,” one of the people said. Facebook hopes that seeding Oculus with popular game franchises will help attract more people to buy its VR headsets

The initiative is being led by Jason Rubin, the former head of content for Oculus who was promoted in December to be vice president of special gaming initiatives. Mr. Rubin reports to Andrew Bosworth, a longtime Facebook executive who oversees all of the company’s hardware efforts.

“The response to Oculus Quest and Rift S gaming has been incredible,” an Oculus spokesperson told The Information. “We cannot comment on specific partnerships, but we will continue to focus on expanding our library and reaching broader gaming audiences for years to come.”

https://www.theinformation.com/articles/next-on-facebooks-shopping-list-acquisitions-to-beef-up-gami...


A great blurb on the success of Oculus Quest:

Mr. Bosworth recently announced that Quest users purchased $5 million in content for the device during its first two weeks of availability. In marketing materials, Facebook has positioned the Oculus Quest primarily as a gaming device. Facebook has already funded a host of VR titles for Oculus—mostly from small to midsized publishers—and is funding an upcoming VR game from the Electronic Arts–owned studio behind “Titanfall” and “Apex Legends.” Oculus also recently funded a “Star Wars” interactive story by Lucasfilm that’s exclusive to the platform.

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RuneSR2
Level 15
That is awesome news for PCVR indeed, thanks for posting it here! 

Valve Index & Oculus Rift CV1, Asus Strix OC RTX™ 3090, i9-10900K (5.3Ghz), 32GB 3200MHz, 8TB
"Ask not what VR can do for you, but what you can do for VR"

ShocksVR
Level 9
And now we know what Rubin is doing with his new promotion - acquiring talent and partnerships to make some games !
i7-7700k, Zotac RTX 3080 AMP Holo (10G), Oculus Quest 2
Previous: Oculus GO, Oculus RIFT - 3 sensor Room-scale, Oculus Rift S

Techy111
Level 15
A win win for all !!!
A PC with lots of gadgets inside and a thing to see in 3D that you put on your head.

SkScotchegg
Level 11
Assassins Creed and Splinter Cell, wow, can't wait for these titles 🙂
UK: England - Leeds - - RTX 2080 - Rift CV1 & Rift S - Make love, not war - See you in the Oasis!

RuneSR2
Level 15


Assassins Creed and Splinter Cell, wow, can't wait for these titles 🙂



Normally I'm not a fan of Assassin's Creed - but in VR I'm in for sure!  o:) 

Valve Index & Oculus Rift CV1, Asus Strix OC RTX™ 3090, i9-10900K (5.3Ghz), 32GB 3200MHz, 8TB
"Ask not what VR can do for you, but what you can do for VR"

kevinw729
Level 15
https://youtu.be/Ot5qzJh629A
https://vrawards.aixr.org/ "The Out-of-Home Immersive Entertainment Frontier: Expanding Interactive Boundaries in Leisure Facilities" https://www.amazon.co.uk/Out-Home-Immersive-Entertainment-Frontier/dp/1472426959

Anonymous
Not applicable
Aw bollocks. Does that video above mean those franchises are only being used for VOID-like experiences? 😞

Zenbane
Level 15

snowdog said:

Aw bollocks. Does that video above mean those franchises are only being used for VOID-like experiences?

Well every platform needs its exclusives. This thread is about Oculus exclusives afterall!

However, Vader Immortal came from the developer of the Star Wars VOID Experience, so anything is possible!



Shadowmask72
Level 15
Great news but I hope these games are more AAA than AA.


System Specs: ASUS NVIDIA RTX 3090 TUF GAMING OC 24GB , i9 9900K CPU, 16 GB DDR 4 RAM, Win 10 64 Bit OS.