Ubisoft has been really sly about Splinter Cell easter eggs in their recent games, but it has been over 5 years since we had a game with Sam Fisher in the lead and Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot explained what is taking so long.
In an interview with IGN he said that Ubisoft won’t be making any new Splinter Cell game unless they have something new to offer which hasn’t been done before and that other titles from the company are taking off which has inadvertently directed attention away from Splinter Cell, he even went on to say that the development team face anxiety when it comes to developing a new Splinter Cell game due to pressure from the fans all over the world.
“When you create a game, 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 the brand; 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.”
Recent games by Ubisoft have been embedded with easter eggs for Splinter Cell but it is unclear if this is just to add a nice memento in the game or to really tease a new game, though not much will be revealed until E3 this year.
We hope Sam Fisher makes a comeback at some point it remains to be seen if it will be for this generation of consoles or the next.