Ubisoft has been praised for its excellent showing during its E3 2017 press conference, where it showcased games like Assassin’s Creed Origins, Far Cry 5, the crazy Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, brand new IP Skull and Bones and the long-awaited Beyond Good and Evil 2. But for some fans, there was one thing missing – a mention of a new Splinter Cell game.
It’s been nearly four years since Sam Fisher’s last adventure in Splinter Cell: Blacklist back in 2013, but apparently Ubisoft hasn’t forgotten about the series altogether.
Speaking on the Ubisoft blog, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot expressed the company’s interest in Splinter Cell with some grand enthusiasm, but suggested we might not see Fisher and co for a while yet.
“What we can say is we’re receiving a lot of sketches and proposals around the brand and we’re going to pick one up,” Guillemot explained. “I think you will be able to see something, but you will have to wait for that.”
Skip to around 3:10 to hear what he has to say about a new Splinter Cell with your own ears:
These comments follow on from a YouTube AMA Guillemot took part in earlier this month, where he confirmed the studio were “not forgetting Splinter Cell“.
“I can’t say much about that,” he wrote. “For sure, all the Clancy games are taken care of. It’s just that we have a lot on our plate at the moment and The Division continues to be played and Rainbow Six too.
“So all the Clancy games are coming along. We are not forgetting Splinter Cell.”
Neither Guillemot nor anyone else from Ubisoft has shed any more light on what a new Splinter Cell game could have in store for us, but at least we know one will arrive eventually. Until then, Ubisoft has plenty of gaming goodies to treat us to over the next 18 months.