The company does not seem in a hurry to recover the adventures of Sam Fisher in a new Splinter Cell.
The return of the Splinter Cell saga is undoubtedly one of the most common demands among Ubisoft fans since Blacklist (2013) it seems to have been forgotten. However, Yves Guillemot, president of the company, has recently spoken about a possible new episode with the Chinese portal Bilibili. Is there new SC game on the way?
The answer to this question remains diffuse: the executive acknowledges that he has a special place in his heart, but without giving “material” details about a new episode. Yes, we will see new “experiences” based on Splinter Cell, on the other hand, in a variety of “devices.” As you can see, they are very obtuse terms that do not make it clear that we have new trunk deliveries in the future, and we cannot rule out that internally we are experimenting with virtual reality, mobile phones or, of course, escape room adventures In the style of Beyond Medusa’s Gate by Assassin’s Creed Odyssey.
Of course, it is still simple speculation, although last month we collected rumours that pointed out that Ubisoft had closed an agreement with Facebook to bring Splinter Cell to the world of virtual reality, at least through Oculus.
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell is a series of award-winning stealth video games, the first of which was released in 2002, and their tie-in novels. The protagonist, Sam Fisher, is a highly trained agent of a fictional black-ops sub-division within the NSA, dubbed “Third Echelon”. The player controls Fisher to overcome his adversaries in levels (created using Unreal Engine and emphasising light and darkness as gameplay elements). All the console and PC games in the series were positively received, and the series is commercially successful. The series, along with Assassin’s Creed, is considered to be one of Ubisoft’s flagship franchises, selling more than 31 million copies as of 2011.
You can read our retro review of the very first game here.