A new Splinter Cell game may be in development. According to The Video Game Chronicle a new instillation in the franchise has been green-lit.
A New Splinter Cell Game May Be Coming Soon
If the game comes to fruition this will be the first entry in the franchise since the 2013 Blacklist title.
According to the report the game could be announced next year. The franchise follows the assignments of Third Echelon agent Sam Fischer. The first three games in the franchise focused on his various assignments around the world as a Third Echelon agent, a divison of the NSA.
The 2006 release Double Agent shifted the tone of the franchise a bit. Fisher acted as a double agent for the Third Echelon and John Brown’s Army. The game offers choices that will change the trust and loyalty Sam has between the two organizations.
The following two releases Conviction and Blacklist further shifted the gameplay of the franchise. Although stealth was still a primary element the franchise introduced a more fast paced and action themed tone.
Without a release in eight years a new Splinter Cell will excite fans of the franchise. It is not clear which Ubisoft studio will handle the development of the title. Both Ubisoft Montreal and Toronto have worked on the franchise in the past. The games were originally released on the PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube, Game Boy Advance, and PC. The later games were released on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo DS, Wii and Wii U. A spin off Splinter Cell Essentials was also released on the PlayStation Portable. Splinter Cell players will be able to utilize the new generation of gaming systems to play the newest installment.
We will see what style from the series the new franchise takes up. The franchise also expanded into novels that featured characters from the game.
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