It’s hard to believe we haven’t had a Splinter Cell game since Splinter Cell: Blacklist released on previous generation consoles back in 2013. Ubisoft has been eerily quiet about the game with no next entry into the series in sight. But there seems to be a glimmer of hope that Sam Fisher will make a return at some point.
Speaking to Chinese website, GamerSky, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot mentioned the series, saying they are planning on bringing the series back, but they’re looking for the right time to do it:
“On Splinter Cell there will be some new type of experiments, but more on different devices. We are working a lot on the brand today to come back at one point. We can’t say when because as you know it takes time, but we have to find which time is right to come back big.”
Exactly what he means by different devices is anybody’s guess. There’s rumour of an exclusive VR deal with Oculus, and we also know that Ubisoft is a huge fan of Google’s upcoming Stadia platform, so that could be what he is referring to.
Ubisoft haven’t killed the franchise off though, despite not getting a new Splinter Cell entry in six years and it completely skipping this generation. We’ve seen Sam Fisher making appearances in Ghost Recon: Wildlands and also in the recently announced Tom Clancy’s Elite Squad on mobile devices.
But seriously now Ubisoft. Buy yourselves a pair of Nike sneakers and Just Do It!