It seems special agent Sam Fisher may be returning some time in the future. The Splinter Cell series has remained dormant since the release of Splinter Cell: Blacklist in 2013. Fans have wanted another installment in the franchise for some time as many regard a few of the previous entries as some of the best stealth games ever made. Well, according to Ubisoft’s CEO Yves Guillemot, when the series does return, it will do so in a big way.
Speaking on the franchise, Guillemot stated, “We are working a little bit on the brand today to come back at one point. 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.” The publisher has been teasing a new Splinter Cell game for some time. Ubisoft has confirmed that the franchise is still important to them, and also explained the reason for it being to dormant for so long, saying that they are waiting for the right time.
This statement has boosted the spirit of fans who thought the series may be dead but has also raised some concerns. The idea of the publisher trying to find the right experience has caused some concern among some, who fear we may see the franchise return in a way nobody wants.
At least there is some confirmation that the franchise isn’t dead and that the publisher is interested in making a return for the series. With the launch of their Uplay+ subscription service, it would make perfect sense for them to look at their older games for some inspiration. Ubisoft has a long list of franchises under their name so their is a lot to draw from. All we can do is wait for when Ubisoft is right and ready for Sam Fisher’s return.