The future of Ubisoft’s Splinter Cell franchise definitely includes a new entry to the series, as teased before. However, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot wants to evaluate their release window options carefully, and “come back big.”
Guillemot was featured in an interview with IGN prior to E3 2019, and talked more about the company’s strategy once they aim to release a new Splinter Cell entry. He discussed the development team’s approach to creating a new Splinter Cell entry, where they try their best to propose new and innovative ideas.
When you create a [new entry in a series] you have to make sure you will come with something that will be different enough from what you did before. Last time we did a Splinter Cell, we had lots of pressure from all the fans saying, ‘Don’t change it, don’t do this, don’t do that.’ So, some of the teams were more anxious to work on the brand.
Now there are some things and some people that are now looking at Splinter Cell; taking care of the brand. At one point you will see something, but I can’t say more than that. Also, because of Assassin’s Creed and all the other brands taking off, people wanted to work on those brands more. So, we have to follow what they like to do.
More recently, during an interview with Chinese outlet GamerSky, Guillemot teased “some new type of experiments, but more on different devices.”
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.
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