Splinter Cell Merch Description Claims that a New Installment is On Its Way
GameStop claims a new Splinter Cell game is coming, but the product description divulging such info is questionable.
It seems like every month or two, a new rumor springs up that Ubisoft is hard at work on a new entry in the beloved Splinter Cell series. While Ubisoft has yet to announce this formally, that hasn’t stopped the rumors from continuing to show up in droves. Now, we have yet another potential leak that might indicate a new Splinter Cell game is on the way, but it’s perhaps the strangest we’ve seen so far.
Over on GameStop’s official website, a new listing for a set of Splinter Cell Goggles, much like the ones that Sam Fisher has long worn in the series, are available for sale. The replica set of goggles retails for $39.99 and at first glance, it seems to be a pretty straightforward listing. However, upon reading the description of the product, it raises some major questions.
According to the product summary, a new game in the Splinter Cell saga is on its way. “For the first time since the introduction of Splinter Cell in 2002, after nine top selling AAA+ titles, and with the 10th release on the horizon, this is your first chance to own Sam Fisher’s signature Ultra High-Frequency Sonar Goggles,” says the opening line of the description. The way it’s worded, it makes it sound like a new entry in the franchise is surely coming.
However, there’s a major red flag out of the gate with this product description. The summary claims that there have been nine games in total in the series, with the next game being the tenth. The only problem is that there aren’t nine Splinter Cell entries in the series — there are seven.
If you count ports of some of the older entries in the franchise and also include a terrible N-Gage installment, then there have technically been nine games in the saga, but I have no idea why GameStop would consider those as part of the “nine top selling AAA+ titles”. Basically, this listing seems pretty fishy and by no means, at least in my opinion, should be taken as truth that a new game is in development. It wouldn’t surprise me if Ubisoft is actually making a new Splinter Cell title, but this description isn’t the giveaway of such information to me.
Regardless of what Ubisoft has in store for Splinter Cell moving forward, we’ll surely see the return of Sam Fisher at some point. If recent rumors are any indication, he may show back up in a VR game first though before a new, proper installment arrives.