If Sony ever does decide to bring the Sly Cooper franchise back from the dead, it won't be doing it alongside Sanzaru Games anymore. That's because the developer of PlayStation 3 exclusive Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time has just been bought by Facebook for an undisclosed fee.
In a move similar to that of Beat Games, the studio will now develop games for the company's line-up of virtual reality headsets -- presumably based off the success it saw with the recent Asgard's Wrath. Largely considered to be one of the best VR titles not on PlayStation VR, it's a game covered in critical acclaim. The lead designer of Thieves in Time recently stated that if fans wanted Sly Cooper to return then they would have to kick up a fuss about it, stating: "We are always ready to dig into that and it was a great franchise to work on. It was a great project. So, all I can say is that if you guys want more Sly Cooper, let Sony know." That clearly isn't going to happen anymore.
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