Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot says we’ll see Splinter Cell return on “different devices.” Now what could that mean, hmm?
Guillemot said as much in a video interview during ChinaJoy in Shanghai earlier this month. “On Splinter Cell there will be some new type of experiments, but more on different devices,” he said of the stealth series’ return. “We are working a lot on the brand today to come back at one point. We can’t say when because as you know it takes time, but we have to find which time is right to come back “.
His comments come following a July report that Oculus has signed a deal with Ubisoft for exclusive Splinter Cell VR and Assassin’s Creed VR games. The report claimed that Oculus owner Facebook was stepping up its VR exclusivity efforts. A week later, Guillemot stated that “good games may help VR take off.”
While it’s still not final confirmation, teases of an experimental Splinter Cell on new types of devices certainly point to VR. It’s a bit of a stretch, but the use of the world ‘devices’ could mean both the Oculus Rift and the Quest.
Splinter Cell is a series of stealth games that cast the player as Sam Fisher. You sneak through levels, avoiding detection as you take out guards or slip past them. The stealth genre is well suited to the medium, making both Splinter Cell and Assassin’s Creed a promising fit for both Rift and Quest.
If the report is true, that also means that Facebook is looking to outright acquire studios to make VR games. Could we see announcements around these rumors at next month’s Oculus Connect 6? We’ll be watching along to find out.
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