This current generation composed of Sony’s PlayStation 4 and Microsoft’s Xbox One has been lacking a proper Splinter Cell installment. The late-gen release of Splinter Cell: Blacklist arrived just a couple of months before the new line of hardware we are well familiar with didn’t even receive a cross generation port of some sort, so fans are truly deprived and deserving for a proper installment.
But this generation has also spawned a slew of rumors and what-ifs that might have been for a potential Splinter Cell title as well. Most notably the drunken poking done by Creative Director Julian Gerighty a month before this year’s E3 claiming to be working on the next title, but was a transparent joke getting fans riffled for the annual press conference that Ubisoft hosts during the event week.
However, some news might finally be arriving that is worth marking down as this new detail came directly from the publisher themselves. Rather, on the Spain side of Ubisoft, the team’s Twitter posted an image of Sam Fisher himself with a quote in Spanish reading: You got to know the darkness to face it.”
Hace falta entender la oscuridad para poder hacerle frente… #SamFisher pic.twitter.com/fTsRnCQa7d
— Ubisoft España (@Ubisoft_Spain) November 8, 2019
But any further information regarding the future of this teasing or the overall franchise has yet to properly be clarified from Ubisoft. Which is good, but also bad: well not entirely bad, just not what we might want. Reflecting to April 2018, Ubisoft dropped the Splinter Cell-specialized operation for Ghost Recon Wildlands which at the time prior also gave fans hope for a new game from the implications of the teaser. So this might yet again be another Splinter Cell-disguised add-on for another Ubisoft title. If so, our culprit would most likely be Ghost Recon Breakpoint.
Disregarding that hypothetical, Ubisoft did however give some foresight on where the series could potentially be heading in the unforeseen future. While not specifically mentioning the current state at their plethora of development studios, Ubisoft through a joint partnership with Facebook has disclosed that the series could receive a VR title in result from the agreement between the two parties.
On the other hand, some leaks have proven to be vital towards what Ubisoft has planned for Splinter Cell. Such as the great Wal-Mart Canada leak from last May which introduced games like Just Cause 4, Rage , and Lego DC Villains ahead of their proper announcement. Another example for instance was carried out by Rectify Gaming which disclosed in April last year that Microsoft does indeed have marketing rights to the unannounced Splinter Cell game among other underground projects like Borderlands 3 at the time.
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What do you think might spawn from this new teaser?