Ubisoft is well known at this point for milking a specific IP dry and then butchering it later on. Thankfully, although it has been used in other games, the Splinter Cell series has largely been untouched by Ubisoft’s diseased hands, mostly because the franchise has been hibernating for the past 8 years.
However, a new report online suggests that Ubisoft has greenlit a brand new Splinter Cell game, 8 years after the release of the last official title in the series, Splinter Cell: Blacklist. Apparently, the new project is very early in development, and could see an announcement next year, though that is unlikely.
Apparently, the idea is to revive the Splinter Cell franchise whilst Ubisoft attempts to “rebuild” their image amongst fans, as their previous attempts were exclusive to mobile and VR, but fans wanted a proper release on PC/consoles. It is also unclear what studio will be developing it, but it’s likely to be one outside of the traditional Montreal studio.
Of course, take the information with a grain of salt, but the source in question is the ever-reliable Tom Henderson, who has perfectly accurately leaked many details about Battlefield 2042 before they were announced. So there’s a lot of credibility behind this rumor, and it certainly makes sense for Ubisoft to revive the franchise considering how much fans have been asking for it over the years.
What do you think? Are you excited for a new Splinter Cell game? What would you like to see in it? What improvements/changes would you like to see from the formula? Let us know your thoughts!