Ubisoft (which started an internal investigation due to sexual harassment, resulting in many key developers leaving the company or getting fired, such as Ashraf Ismail, the former director of Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla…) is joking with us on purpose. At this point, we don’t doubt it anymore…
It’s not a joke: we’ve been waiting for years to see the French company return to one of its older IPs, as the last game in the series, Splinter Cell: Blacklist, was released in 2013. An entire console generation ago. Sam Fisher, the protagonist, didn’t even get a remaster since. No, instead, he showed up as a guest character in Ghost Recon: Wildlands, and now, he’s receiving another similar role.
It’s been rumoured for a whole, but now, it has been confirmed by Ubisoft that in Year 5, Season 3 of Rainbow Six Siege (named Operation Shadow Legacy), the featured character/Operator will be codenamed Zero. Also known as Sam Fisher. He was the first member of the Rainbow Operations staff, and how, he came back to help the younger generation learn a few new tricks. And the French company is trusting Sam so much that this season isn’t even getting another new character. You can read the full patch notes here.
„New Attacker – Zero (Sam Fisher): Intel is crucial to a good attack strategy, and Zero is well aware of that. His Argus Launcher is equipped with very special cameras that can lodge themselves onto breakable and reinforced surface to surveil either side. Yes, these cameras can cover two angles and effectively allow you to spy on the opposing team. Argus Cameras do have one more quirk though: a single laser shot, perfect for destroying key elements in the Defenders’ setup or drawing attention away from chokepoints,” the patch notes say about Sam.
The new Rainbow Six update has no release date yet, but it just showed up on the test servers, and since an update is often tested for a month, we should expect Operation Shadow Legacy to go public on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in mid-September.
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