Lately, in the video game industry, we have started to see some soft reboots of beloved franchises, giving new potential players a great jumping point into the franchise. It’s been a number of years now since Splinter Cell hit the shelves with the last installment being Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist, a title that launched on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC and Wii U in 2013. Now gamers have been wondering if the franchise will make its way on the latest generation platforms.
Splinter Cell has been brought up before in the past by Ubisoft’s CEO but more recently, Ubisoft’s Chief Creative Officer, Serge Hascoet who spoke to Game Informer. It was during the conversation that Serge Hascoet made mention of his love for Splinter Cell and that the development studio would be interested but at the moment, it’s become not a question of will but a question of means.
“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 while it looks like Ubisoft is still very much aware that they have a fan base for Splinter Cell among other more dormant franchises, it seems that the studio will only get to them when they have enough resources to spare. Perhaps there are even some teams now working on a potential future for the games but with rumors running rampant on the next Xbox and PlayStation consoles, we may not see a new installment until the next generation of platforms launch.
[Source: Game Informer]