The future of Ubisoft's Splinter Cell series has been up for debate for quite some time. Earlier this year, it looked like we might get a surprise reveal at E3 after Walmart Canada leaked listings for several games set to appear at the event. However, E3 went by without a word on Splinter Cell. Now, Ubisoft's Chief Creative Officer has touched base on the status of Splinter Cell as well as Prince of Persia.
Speaking with Game Informer this week, Ubisoft's CCO, Serge Hascoet, explained that the publisher is still fond of both Splinter Cell and Prince of Persia but right now, it is a question of resource allocation.
Here is the full quote: “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.”
Some of this might be a slight misdirection. After all, Ubisoft has slowly been reintroducing us to Sam Fischer over the course of this year. Earlier in 2018, Sam Fischer made an appearance in Ghost Recon: Wildlands. On top of that, Assassin's Creed Odyssey has a small Splinter Cell Easter egg. Ubisoft has been known to tease upcoming games this way in the past, so perhaps Splinter Cell is closer to being revived than we might be led to believe.
KitGuru Says: I've been a big fan of Splinter Cell ever since playing the first game on the original Xbox. We haven't had a new Splinter Cell game since 2013 but it certainly seems like we'll be getting more before this console generation is over. Would any of you like to see Splinter Cell return?