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Ubisoft CEO: "We Are Not Forgetting Splinter Cell"

by Javy Gwaltney on Jun 12, 2017 at 05:54 PM

Today's recent Ubisoft E3 presentation showcased a plethora of titles on the horizon including the tactical Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, pirates-based Skull & Bones, and even a glimpse at Beyond Good & Evil 2. However, once again a year passed without mention of Splinter Cell.

In a separate interview taking place as part of Youtube Live, Geoff Keighley asked CEO Yves Guillemot about whether Ubisoft had any plans for the stealthy series. Guillemot had this to say:

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 all the Clancy games are coming along. We are not forgetting Splinter Cell.

Guillemot did not offer any further clarification on that comment during the interview. The last Splinter Cell, Splinter Cell Blacklist, was released in 2013. The game garnered critical acclaim but underperformed with sales.

[Source: Youtube Live @ E3]


Our Take
Splinter Cell used to be one of the two kings of the stealth genre and Blacklist, despite its low sales, was a fantastic game. I'd love to see the series continue on one day but it doesn't so yetnd like Ubisoft is willing to commit to continuing the Sam Fisher's adventures or killing them off entirely yet