It has been greater than 5 years because the launch of Splinter Cell: Blacklist, so followers are understandably keen to seek out out what’s subsequent for Sam Fisher. In a brand new interview, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot provided a proof for what’s taking so lengthy to carry the franchise again.
He told IGN that Ubisoft will not carry again the franchise till it may do one thing novel with it. Not solely that, however a few of Ubisoft’s improvement groups grew to become too anxious to wish to work on a brand new Splinter Cell recreation as a result of strain from followers, Guillemot stated. And third, Ubisoft’s different huge franchises like Assassin’s Creed are “taking off,” which has led the corporate to concentrate on them as an alternative of Splinter Cell.
“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 stated. “Last time we did a Splinter Cell, we had plenty of strain from all of the followers saying, ‘Don’t change it; do not do that; do not try this.’ So a number of the groups had been extra anxious to work on the model.
“Now there are some issues and a few folks that at the moment are wanting on the model; caring for the model. At one level you will notice one thing however I can not say greater than that,” he added. “Also due to Assassin’s Creed and all the opposite manufacturers taking off, individuals needed to work on these manufacturers extra. so we have now to comply with what they love to do.”
Ghost Recon: Wildlands contained a really robust tease for Splinter Cell, with Sam Fisher voice actor Michael Ironside doing the voice in an Easter Egg. A Splinter Cell Easter Egg was additionally spotted in Ubisoft’s 2019 game Far Cry: New Dawn.
Further fuelling the rumors a few new Splinter Cell is the information that unique Splinter Cell designer Clint Hocking has returned to Ubisoft the place he’s engaged on “unannounced projects.” Guillemot was requested if Ubisoft would possibly carry again Splinter Cell for the following era of consoles, which are apparently coming soon, however Guillemot would not be drawn into that dialog.
If Ubisoft does have a Splinter Cell announcement to make, it may occur during the company’s E3 2019 briefing in June, however nothing is confirmed at this stage.
Back in 2012 it was reported that Tom Hardy would star as Sam Fisher in a Splinter Cell movie, however whether or not or not that is nonetheless the case is unknown.
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