In recent months, fresh rumours have been building around a new Splinter Cell game. Over the summer, Ubisoft reportedly greenlit a new game in the series, and this week, we learned that it is likely going to transform the series into an open world game.
Back in October, we learned that Ubisoft has greenlit a new game in the Splinter Cell franchise after years of dormancy, following early playtests prior to E3 2021. At the time, it was believed that this new Splinter Cell would take inspiration from the recent Hitman trilogy, with open-ended levels filled with different routes, giving room for players to get creative while taking down targets.
Now, according to Tom Henderson, who also recently leaked details on an upcoming Assassin's Creed Valhalla expansion, this Splinter Cell revival will actually be an open world game, fitting into the mould of other Ubisoft franchises, like Far Cry, Assassin's Creed, Watch Dogs, Ghost Recon, The Division and others.
The game is described as “a more stealthy version of Assassin's Creed” with an open world similar to Halo Infinite. While Halo Infinite might be a recent comparison, I would hope that Ubisoft is taking more inspiration from something like Metal Gear Solid 5, which handled open-world stealth missions pretty well.
Ubisoft has not announced a new Splinter Cell game yet and given what we've learned so far, this game is in very early development and might not be revealed for several years.
KitGuru Says: As much as I would love to see Splinter Cell return, if it is going to be repurposed to play like every other open-world Ubisoft game, I am immediately going to lose interest. Would you like to see Splinter Cell revived? How would you feel about an open world take on the series?