The Splinter Cell brand continues to be lassoed back into conversation of potentially seeing a sequel sometime in the near future, however, the chances of a new title only looks to get slimmer and slimmer the more we talk about a new installment. While Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot has emphasized the amount of stress that is put on the development team with the latest installment, Splinter Cell: Blacklist, he has yet to denounce nor share any information on the next title.
In a recent interview with the company’s CEO, Guillemot explained to Chinese gaming outlet GamerSky that when Ubisoft is ready to return to Sam Fisher’s universe, that the game will come from a different angle rather than the more standard approach that fans are familiar with.
There will be some new types of experiments, but on more different devices. We are working a little bit on the brand today to come back at one point. We can’t say when, because, as you know, it takes time. But each time we have to find the right experience to come back big.
Although Guillemot’s statement does not reveal much on the next title, we do however have some idea on what the next title might already. Just last month Facebook-owned Oculus announced a new partnership between the virtual reality platform and publisher/developer Ubisoft. In discussion of what will come from the collaboration, it was revealed that fan-favorite franchises like Assassin’s Creed & Splinter Cell will be some of the few that will kick off the AAA VR initiative that will spawn from the two entities teaming up.
Currently, Sam Fisher’s latest entry comes from the announcement of mobile title Elite Squad: an action RPG where it pins some of Ubisoft’s most iconic characters in strategic battles for XP and loot. While the game is not officially out, those interested can pre-register for the game on Ubisoft’s website.
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