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Oculus to develop ‘Splinter Cell’, ‘Star Wars’ VR and more

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Facebook Connect has been putting a lot of people by surprise as they reveal a couple of VR titles for the Oculus—including Splinter Cell.

Virtual reality (VR) has taken the world by storm this year, especially in this pandemic. Facebook received a surprisingly great performance in sales when it comes to their VR business and it looks like they are pushing the gas pedal this year.

With the recent announcement of the Oculus Quest 2, it looks like they’re becoming aggressive in the VR gaming market.

While people await the upcoming releases of Sony’s PlayStation 5 and Microsoft’s Xbox Series, Facebook announced a ton of VR games that we could look forward to in the coming months.

Facebook partners with Ubisoft to deliver two AAA VR titles

With Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege and the Assassin’s Creed franchise maintaining its popularity through the years, it looks like Ubisoft has taken a huge leap into entering the VR realm.

Aside from adding Sam Fisher in the Rainbow Six Siege roster and launching Assassin’s Creed Valhalla this year, it looks like Ubisoft is developing two VR games in the Assassin’s Creed and Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell universes.

Both games are being developed from the ground up by Ubisoft’s Red Storm in collaboration with Ubisoft Reflections, Ubisoft Dusseldorf, and Ubisoft Mumbai.

Oculus teams up with ILMxLAB to develop Star Wars in VR

To add more surprises, Lucasfilm’s immersive entertainment studio ILMxLAB has joined forces with Oculus to deliver a Star Wars VR game.

Anthony Daniels, who has portrayed C-3PO in every Star Wars saga film, will reprise his iconic role in virtual reality for the first time.

Jose Perez III, Director of Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge revealed a lot of what to expect in this immersive experience in the world of Batuu as including encounters with master Yoda.

What other games to look forward to in Oculus

The Ubisoft and Lucasfilm partnership doesn’t stop here as this year’s Facebook Connect also announced more VR games to look forward to once the Quest 2 ships this coming October 13.

The developers teased us with The Walking Dead VR for those who want to immerse themselves in a zombie apocalypse.

Beat Saber, the famous VR rhythm game is going to get multiplayer support this October as well as a BTS music pack this coming November.

While Call of Duty has been getting its well-deserved attention throughout the years, it looks like the Medal of Honor franchise may spark a comeback.

They have been quietly developing Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond since last year and they plan to release it this December.

Despite the pandemic, it looks like gamers from all over the world will have something to look forward to this year and Oculus may be one of them.

Featured image courtesy of Ubisoft

Alec Padua

Alec a former mobile app developer turned independent singer-songwriter and busker based in the Philippines, who goes by the stage name "Alex Corner". He has released songs on Spotify and other music digital platforms. A self-taught trader and financial market enthusiast, he also started his own YouTube channel and blog called "The Trading Comedy" where he documents his trading journey in the Philippine Stock Market and beyond. He is also a casual gamer and streamer who enjoys FPS, RPG, and strategy games as well as conducting live charting sessions in the financial markets.

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