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Splinter Cell's comeback will offer "some new type of experiences, but more on different devices", promises Ubisoft

Helios

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In recent years, Ubisoft has been more transparent in justifying Splinter Cell's hiatus, explaining that it's a matter of finding the right time and team for the beloved Tom Clancy property, but - thankfully - the publisher has confirmed that a new Splinter Cell project of some sort is currently being worked on.
Indeed, in a recent interview with Gamersky, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot teased that Sam Fisher's return to video games might not be in the form of a traditional, blockbuster release, but instead offer "some new type of experiences, but more on different devices."

"We are working a little bit on the brand today to come back at one point", continued Guillemot. "We can’t say when, because, as you know, it takes time. But each time we have to find the right experience to come back big."
 
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That doesn't sound good at all. The whole "some new type of experiences, but more on different devices" is literal code word for pile of crap in game publisher jargon. I get their problem, i.e. creating a cinematic, linear stealth game with all the bells & whistles expected today would probably be a huge time & money investment they're unwilling to make but if this comeback disrespects the fans, Ubisoft will be shooting themselves in the foot.
 
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Some of you guys need to stop clinging to the past. The old games will always be there for you to play. Embrace the new experiences.
 

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Damn you Ubisoft. I played nice. I bought some of your normie simulators. Heck, I even enjoy Far Cry like legit. And this is how you treat me? Splinter Cell is the one series you have that have reached some legendary levels. Don't EA this, just give us a solid SC experience. If you want me to grovel, you can put "time savers" in it. I don't care. I just want to silently skulk around like a goddamn ninja.
 

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Some of you guys need to stop clinging to the past. The old games will always be there for you to play. Embrace the new experiences.
I can't play spy vs mercs on any of the old games either because the BC version doesn't have servers or ones like Blacklist is dead.

Ubisoft can embrace deez nuts if we can't get a proper entry. They've already done a SC mobile game
 
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Facebook has reportedly signed an exclusive deal to put Splinter Cell and Assassin’s Creedgames on its Oculus virtual reality headsets. The Information reported the news this morning, although it didn’t offer much detail about what those games would look like. The titles are apparently part of a larger push to acquire studios and back exclusive games, something Oculus has been doing on a smaller scale for some time.

Related to the OP???
 
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Ugh, the dream's over. Only positive is at least now I don't have to suffer through any more Ubi conferences.
 
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Best case scenario: Some VR game
Worst case scenario (and most likely): Mobile crap
 
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Sounds like a horribe idea already. More devices and a different experience? I just want a stealth game, nothing more, nothing less. How hard can it be?
 

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Please look forward to Sam Fisher sneaking his way onto your mobile phone in the near future.

Fuck sake, every time someone from an AAA studio says 'devices' in a vague context you know it's time to worry.
 

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Even if they make a new blockbuster Splinter Cell game, it'll end up like ghost recon, a dull open world stealth game, where you have to clear outposts and generic dude bro villains to unlock the final villain because despite enjoying some of their games, it has become rather puke inducing the way they refuse to focus on story rather than big maps filled with activities.
 
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I don't get it, did recent SC games sell poorly? I have loved all of them, and always thought they offered the best stealth experience ever created in a video game. WTF, so they are making a mobile game, great.
 

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Am not too upset about , i enjoyed the original Trilogy & i think they did everything they could with the series , Stealth games became outdated
 

Helios

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I don't get it, did recent SC games sell poorly? I have loved all of them, and always thought they offered the best stealth experience ever created in a video game. WTF, so they are making a mobile game, great.
I remember hearing Blacklist sold well but I don't know. Maybe it's the fact that true stealth games are somewhat niche?
 

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SC will be a block-buster cookie-cutter action game and open world snorefest.

Does any one think that people have the talent, skill and patience to make or play a true stealth game? :messenger_tears_of_joy:

Imagine the MTX; want to skip this section? Just £5!
 

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SC will be a block-buster cookie-cutter action game and open world snorefest.

Does any one think that people have the talent, skill and patience to make or play a true stealth game? :messenger_tears_of_joy:

Imagine the MTX; want to skip this section? Just £5!
I was just thinking about how good Metal Gear Solid played as an open world game in MGS5...

Wouldn’t mind something similar to that.
 

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I'll continue to hope for a new SC game with stealth until then I'll just assume it's a crappy mobile game of a TPS with Sam Fisher in it.
 
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Mobile games struggle to maintain AAA status, and I'm not convinced gamers, even casual gamers take them seriously. Splinter Cell is a franchise that gamers have probably seen enough, but you have to allow developers a chance to create a new Splinter Cell with today's tech.