Ubisoft has finally broken its silence regarding the Splinter Cell series, and while it’s not the long-awaited sequel announcement we’re waiting for, it’s not necessarily bad news either.
In an interview with Game Informer, Ubisoft’s Chief Creative Officer Serge Hascoet shed some light on the current status of the stealth series, as well as Ubisoft’s other long-dormant series, Prince of Persia.
“I love Splinter Cell. I love Prince of Persia. I can’t disclose any information at this time, but I can say we are fighting for resources. It’s not a question of will, it’s a question of means.”
So, it seems its as much out of their hands as it is ours. Not much has been seen of Sam Fisher since 2013’s Splinter Cell Blacklist. Whilst a return to the stealthing gameplay that was absent in Conviction, which was more action-focused, it failed to reach sales targets. Bar a small resurgence in Ghost Recon: Wildlands, Fisher has been on the back burner.
I suppose some news is better than no news. I’m not crossing anything, but it’d be nice to get a proper sequel to the much loved series. Or maybe a Chaos Theory remaster…