Ubisoft Response to Assassin’s Creed VR Coming Exclusively to Oculus
Earlier, the US technology media The Information quoted sources as saying that in order to promote the business development of Oculus VR, Facebook is seeking to acquire the development studio of famous games and sign the exclusive agreement of the relevant VR version. Among them, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg personally took the lead in signing the Assassin's Creed and Splinter Cell VR exclusive game.
As reported by The Information, Facebook is scouring for game studios to sign exclusive deals to strengthen the Oculus’ library with virtual reality versions of popular games. This is also an effort to bring more people to Oculus VR with more familiar franchises, sell more headsets, and increase the time spent on Facebook's platform. Despite it being absent for six years now, Splinter Cell is one of Ubisoft’s most recognizable series, fitting nicely into this supposed mold of Facebook's new initiative. Assassin's Creed, on the other hand, speaks for itself.
This news clearly attracted widespread attention from the community, so in the earnings conference held recently, some investors asked the Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot for relevant verification requirements.
For this problem, Gillet Motte did not respond positively. He simply said: "In terms of VR, we think that reasonable entry prices and excellent games can help this market take off, because virtual reality can provide players with excellent immersion. But before it can really develop, we need to make sure these elements are there."
To put it simply, Ubisoft did not admit it, nor did it deny that they had reached a VR exclusive game agreement with Facebook on Assassin's Creed and Cell Division.
But as Jason Rubin, the head of Facebook's special game strategy, said, Facebook CEO Zach Berg is a patient person, and he has always believed that virtual reality/augmented reality is the next generation of computing waves. . The company has been actively promoting the development of related matters, including the game field.
If Facebook announces at the upcoming OC6 conference that they have indeed won the Assassin's Creed and Splinter Cell, even the Legend of Zelda and Grand Theft Auto. I believe that everyone will not be too surprised.