Still at the rumor stage though, but sounds credible:
The article from The Information cites “two people familiar with the matter” in saying Oculus is looking to outright buy game studios and sign exclusive deals. One of these sources reportedly revealed that the company has already signed deals for Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell and Assassin’s Creed in VR. The article does not confirm if these games will be made for Oculus Rift, Oculus Quest, or both.
Facebook will not confirm nor deny:
A Facebook spokesperson provided us with the same statement given to The Information: “The response to Oculus Quest and Rift S gaming have been incredible. 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.”
The article also states that early sales of Quest, which launched in May 2019, have “substantially exceeded Facebook’s internal sales projections.”
I don't think this means "no Splinter Cell forever" for 2D gamers. This AC and Splinter Cell VR will likely be a separate thing.
There's no way Ubisoft stops making Assassins Creed games for traditional platforms with how well Origins and Odyssey have been received. But this VR news has some at Resetera mad because they wanted Splinter Cell, but not this way.
Btw, before I hear the expected complaints about VR...it's 2019. If you haven't at least tried VR in some form by now (not buy, but try it out somewhere), you can't really complain about it. That's like saying the Marvel, Star Wars or LOTR movies are not good at all, but not even seeing a single one.
VR is on a whole other level. Try it before bagging it. And with that, I'm out