Ubisoft have confirmed Assassin's Creed Odyssey is coming to E3 2018, potentially filling the mysterious "fourth 2018 AAA game" slot. This may or may not be a reason for Splinter Cell fans to drop into a chasm filled with broken dreams.
Technically it was jeuxvideo-live, a French gaming site, who provided the first info about Assassin's Creed Odyssey, when they leaked it with a key chain. Ubisoft reacted rather quickly and officially announced the game and its appearance on E3 2018 with a simple "See you at E3" tweet featuring a small teaser for the next title in series, set in Greece.
It remains to be seen how deep Assassin's Creed is going to go into Greek mythos and if it will focus more on the actual history of Ancient Greece. There are two not-so-subtle clues that the game will feature Spartans, with the first one being the helmet that's all over the Assassin's Creed logo. Spartans may not have been the only people to use a helmet like that, but thanks to Frank Miller and Zac Snyder, it is Spartans who we associate the helmet with first.
The second hint is also tied to 300, since the trailer shows two individuals and the one with the helmet kicks the other one off a cliff. There is no sound so we can't know if the helmet guy yelled "THIS IS SPARTAAA!" but the resemblance is still evident.
Ubisoft's press conference is scheduled for 11 June 2018 and more of Assassin's Creed: Odyssey is confirmed to be shown during the event. While the news is kind of a big deal, the rest of Ubisoft's lineup may make it look average as they will be showing the first footage or trailer of The Division 2, more of The Crew 2 and unveiling more of the mystery surrounding Skull & Bones.
There is still no mention of the next Splinter Cell instalment, which still doesn't mean it's not in the works. If Assassin's Creed Odyssey turns out to be the fourth AAA title for Ubisoft's 2018 fiscal year, it will only mean Sam Fisher won't be visiting before 31 March 2018.