Splinter Cell is a game, a classic one at that. But most importantly, it’s a stealth-based game. However, since 2013, gamers haven’t been able to assume the role of Sam Fisher — meaning that six years have passed without a new entry. Well, that might change soon according to a recent interview between GamerSky and Yves Guillemot.
Whether you have issues with Ubisoft or not, it looks like the iconic three goggled-operative might come back according to Ubisoft CEO, which happens to be Mr. Guillemot.
The CEO in question struck up an interview not too long ago with GamerSky and spoke about Splinter Cell. Although reluctant he did say Ubisoft is actively working toward bringing back Sam Fisher.
Thanks to publication site gamingbolt.com, you can read how Ubisoft is planning on Splinter Cell’s development and will test new types of experiments regarding different devices:
“On Splinter Cell there will be some new type of experiments, but more on different devices. We are working a lot on the brand today to come back at one point. We can’t say when because as you know it takes time, but we have to find which time is right to come back big.”
It’s worth noting that this game may or may not be made for multiple devices or for that matter at all. However, the latter note may be false given that before E3 2019, Guillemot had this to say:
“When you create a [new entry in a series] you have to make sure you will come with something that will be different enough from what you did before. 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 Splinter Cell; 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, there you have it. If a new Splinter Cell is to be made it will likely end up on multiple platforms and sport new “experimental” stuff. I’m not sure if this is a reference to VR or optimizing the next game for something like the Switch, but time will tell.