Where is Splinter Cell?
Splinter Cell was such an obvious call for the 2018 E3 Ubisoft conference, right? Just a few months ago, Ghost Recon Wildlands players were able to play a mission based around Sam Fisher and the Splinter Cell universe. On top of that, Ubisoft has been pretty open with their desire to bring the beloved stealth franchise back–not to mention how lacking that genre is right now, especially with the Metal Gear Solid franchise seemingly dead, or at least out of sight for the time being.
It would have been so perfect.
Imagine this: Ubisoft finishes their conference with all of the developers on stage (which is what happened). Then, all of the lights go out. The room is pitch black. Suddenly, the sound of night vision goggles turns on. You know, that sound. Finally, the once-black screen lights up with a glowing triangle of green lights. Following that, a date, or even a release year. Anything, really.
Ubisoft wouldn’t even need to tell us. We would know. Splinter Cell is coming back.
Sadly, that didn’t happen. Instead, the conference just ended. No Sam Fisher. No Splinter Cell. Because of that, we’re left wondering what exactly is up with this very franchise. Many assumed the next entry was due out very soon, but if Ubisoft was unwilling to announce it during their E3 show, and Splinter Cell is certainly an E3-announcement type of game, this game might be further along than we think. This is sad to hear, but a good game cannot and should not be rushed.
Ubisoft, take all of the time you need, but please, when you at least have a release year, let us know. We want it, nay, we need it.