Despite not having a mainline game in some time, Ubisoft hasn’t forgotten about Splinter Cell
. Even Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot still talks about a possible return for Sam Fisher, but it might not be on a traditional video game platform.Speaking with Chinese video game publication, Gamer Sky, Guillemot spoke briefly about a possible new Splinter Cell game. However, he stressed that any new Splinter Cell title from Ubisoft could be in the form of an experiment on different devices.
“On Splinter Cell there will be some new type of experiences, but more on different devices,” Guillemot said in a video interview. “So, we are working a lot on the brand today to come back at one point.”
Guillemot didn’t announce a new Splinter Cell game in the interview. Instead, he said that Ubisoft has to “find the right experience to come back big.”
Guillemot mentioning different devices seems to indicate that whatever Splinter Cell project Ubisoft is currently working on, it’s not meant for traditional video game consoles. Instead, Guillemot’s statement could be related to a report from earlier this year that said Facebook Oculus signed a deal with Ubisoft to bring Splinter Cell and Assassin’s Creed to Oculus VR.
This would fit neatly with Guillemot’s statement as a VR experience is certainly a novel approach to Splinter Cell, and the Oculus or Oculus Quest is a different device compared to something like the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One.
Guillemot has a soft spot for the Splinter Cell series. Speaking on IGN Unfiltered earlier this year, Guillemot said the Splinter Cell series changed Ubisoft. Unfortunately, there’s still no new Splinter Cell game presently, but check back at IGN for when Ubisoft settles on the right experience to bring back Splinter Cell.
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