Splinter Cell is one of the historic gaming IP which has been missing in action throughout the Xbox One and PS4 generation.
During an interview, CEO Yves Guillemot has explained why Ubisoft has not been publishing a new game for the series in a long time, and also dropped a teaser about what’s next in the franchise, which is supposedly already in the making.
“When you create a game, you have to make sure you will come with something that will be different enough from what you did before,” Guillemot told IGN.
“Last time we did a Splinter Cell, we had lots of pressure from all the fans saying, ‘Don’t change it; don’t do this; don’t do that.’ So some of the teams were more anxious to work on the brand.”
“Now there are some things and some people that are now looking at the brand; taking care of the brand. At one point you will see something but I can’t say more than that.
Also because of Assassin’s Creed and all the other brands taking off, people wanted to work on those brands more. so we have to follow what they like to do.”
So, from the things he says, it looks like a team has been appointed with the new Splinter Cell game, and “at one point you will see something.”
We don’t know whether it could be E3 2019 or whatever, but it sure looks like Ubisoft is bringing Sam Fisher back — now it’s just a matter of time.
Splinter Cell Blacklist, the latest title in the series, released in 2013.