What you need to know
- Splinter Cell is an acclaimed stealth franchise from Ubisoft.
- There hasn't been a new AAA entry in years.
- Ubisoft's head Yves Guillemot said that the franchise may return in "some new type of experiences, but more on different devices."
- It's unclear what this means, but points to a mobile or virtual reality release.
There have been rumors that Ubisoft is working on a new Splinter Cell game for quite some time now. However, it seems like it may not be the AAA experience everyone was expecting. In a recent interview with Gamersky, Ubisoft head Yves Guillemot said that Sam Fisher's return may not be in a "traditional" release. It may be "some new type of experiences, but more on different devices." GamesRadar+ first reported this.
Guillemot added, "We are working a little bit on the brand today to come back at one point. We can't say when, because, as you know, it takes time. But each time we have to find the right experience to come back big." From his language, it sounds like it's going to be a mobile or virtual reality experience rathe than a third-person stealth game. Hopefully, that isn't the case, but don't get your hopes up for a AAA Splinter Cell game anytime soon.
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Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.
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