Splinter Cell is missing but not forgotten
Ubisoft has managed to surprise everyone with their huge Beyond Good & Evil 2 announcement during their Press Conference at this year’s E3, but now that the dust has settled, long-time stealth fans have been asking: what about Splinter Cell?
In YouTube’s Live at E3 coverage, Geoff Keighley took the opportunity to ask Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot about the state of the Splinter Cell franchise.
After discussing the partnerships with Microsoft and Nintendo, Keighley commented on the games revealed during the conference and made mention of his Twitter followers who wanted to know about Splinter Cell:
“One thing a lot of fans on Twitter were asking me about; you went through the presentation, lots of news, but there wasn’t any news about new Tom Clancy games. Will we see Splinter Cell come back soon?”
Guillemot replied, mentioning the Tom Clancy games already on the market, and giving little clues about what lies ahead for Sam Fisher:
“I can't say much about that. For sure, all the Clancy games are taken care of. It's just that we have a lot on our plate at the moment and The Division continues to be played and Rainbow Six too. I think yesterday was even one of the highest numbers of players playing, so it continues very well. Ghost Recon, too, is still very popular. So, all the Clancy games are coming along. We are not forgetting Splinter Cell.”
The last Splinter Cell title released was back in 2013 with Splinter Cell: Blacklist, and since then, Ubisoft has been oddly quiet. So while Guillemot claims Ubisoft hasn’t forgotten the classic stealth title that found its roots back in 2002, after all these years with no Splinter Cell reveal, fans are beginning to wonder what lies ahead.
Though, there is some comfort in the knowledge that Ubisoft hasn’t forgotten about Sam Fischer.