In recent events for Ubisoft to further administer some of its legacy franchises, the publisher has announced new projects that branch from classic IPs with new genres as the main focal point. For starters, the new first-person shooter xDefiant is one that meshes together Ghost Recon, Splinter Cell, and The Division into one project.
Elsewhere, Ubisoft more recently went on to unveil Ghost Recon Frontline: unlike previous entries in the series, the new experience is a online-only release that will follow the guidelines of a battle roayle as up to 100 players drop into one match. However, the game shortly after its response found itself to be received fairly negative which evidently appeared to be the reason for the push of its closed testing initially scheduled for October.
According to a new report from Video Game Chronicles, Ubisoft is said to be working on a new Splinter Cell project. The sources that spoke with the outlet while not disclosing the team (s) involved with the alleged title went on to say that Ubisoft Montreal is not helming this venture. Additionally, it is said that project is in early development alongside plans for a reveal in 2022.
As for plans so far for the Splinter Cell IP, Ubisoft has attempted to shine light on it via other platforms such as mobile release Elite Squad which shuddered its doors this month. Elsewhere, Ubisoft has announced to be collaborating with Oculus to deliver new experiences for Splinter Cell & Assassin’s Creed for virtual reality some time down the road as well.
Elsewhere, there did happen to be a report from Multiplayer.it which signaled an announcement was to take place this year from a story posted in 2020. But evidently, that never arrived. However, some hope was reassured from a separate finding on Ubisoft’s behalf. In that, the firm also went on to reinstate the trademark for Splinter Cell which further rekindled hope in a possible new game soon.
For now, the current official plans for the Splinter Cell series in the near future is the upcoming Netflix series. Revealed this summer, the anime show goes on to confirm that John Wick writer John Kolstad is involved with the production. You can read the full report by heading here.
Are you hoping the claims are true for a new Splinter Cell game?
Source: Video Game Chronicles