Facebook Looking To Acquire Game Studios, Report Claims

Sheri Evans
July 12, 2019

Imagine seeing through the eyes of Sam Fisher in a way you've never experienced before; first-person, with full freedom of movement and with the realism that only VR can bring. The article says that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is personally involved in the acquisition, and that the deals are already signed. While we've a fair amount of stealth games since then, but none that quite delivered an experience that goes with the name Splinter Cell.

Oculus hasn't announced any new partnerships for the Oculus Quest, but Facebook is apparently taking the lead of publishers like EA by trying to snatch up smaller developers and add their games and IP to the pile.

By acquiring more studios and titles, Facebook just might be able to secure the Oculus VR's place in VR gaming for along time.

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The report said Facebook has already funded a host of VR titles for the Oculus.

Facebook is a massive company that has arguably dominated social media and more than dabbled in gaming, creating several VR headsets over the years. And that's where Splinter Cell comes in, as Ubisoft looks to be one of Facebook's early partners in the effort. Now the company has taken further steps to attract a larger userbase towards it platform by acquiring exclusive VR games for Oculus headsets. The question now: Can Assassin's Creed carry Oculus to success? The last Splinter Cell game to release was Blacklist, which came out way back in 2013. Since all these games are heavily-focused on precision of movement, there's a clear goal here to highlight that progression and how freeing movement in VR can be. However, the same report indicates that the new Oculus Quest headset - which is wireless and works on its own without the need for a separate PC or console - has blown past Oculus' sales projections since launching in May.

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