Where the hell is the new Splinter Cell game? This is a question I ask myself before bed everyday. Literally. Well, apparently it could be happening soon.
Many internet gossipers were rather disappointed Sam Fisher and Splinter Cell made no appearance at Ubisoft’s E3 2017 presser, despite their being some hopeful rumblings that it could. However, that doesn’t mean Splinter Cell is now some dead IP, in fact it could be on the horizon.
According to Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot, the French publisher and developer has been in many talks about the semi-iconic series. Guillemot specifically had the following to say about the series during E3, post-presser (via DSO Gaming).
“What we can say is we’re receiving a lot of sketches and proposals around the brand and we’re going to pick one up. I think you will be able to see something, but you will have to wait for that.”
As you can see, while Guillemot doesn’t confirm that a new Splinter Cell game is inbound, he does offer up the rather juicy quote “I think you will be able to see something,” suggesting a near-future announcement. But at the moment, nothing is official, so it’s best to take out your grain of salt and hold it tightly.
As you may know, the award-winning stealth series debuted back in 2002 with Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell and has featured 7 entries from 2002-2013. The latest entry was Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist, meaning it has been roughly four years since we’ve seen the series, which was quite active for over a decade.
As of 2011, the series has sold more than 31 million copies, and is considered by many as one of the publisher’s flagship franchises.