Yves Guillemot, Ubisoft CEO said that a new Splinter Cell game will only happen if the publisher can do new things, something they've never done before with the franchise. He also said that other brands are keeping Sam Fisher in the dark.
Splinter Cell is still considered as one of the most popular franchises from Ubisoft despite the fact that we didn't get a single game in six years. The last instalment - Splinter Cell: Blacklist was released in 2013 and since then, Ubisoft didn't really talk much about the future of the series.
We got a couple of hints at last year's E3 expo when Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot said that the franchise is in good hands and all the Clancy games are being taken care off properly.
In his Reddit AMA, Guillemot once again teased the new game by saying that the teams are working on different things but there is nothing to share at the moment, and more will be revealed when the time is right.
In his latest interview with IGN, Guillemot didn't share anything new but he did say some interesting points that could suggest the what kind of game the next Splinter Cell will be.
According to Ubisoft CEO, another Splinter Cell game will only happen if Ubisoft can do something different with the franchise. "When you create a game, you have to make sure you will come with something that will be different enough from what you did before," Guillemot said.
He added that the developers are too anxious to work on a new Splinter Cell due to massive pressure from the fans who expect a title worthy of the Splinter Cell franchise.
"Last time we did a Splinter Cell, we had lots of pressure from all the fans saying, 'Don't change it; don't do this; don't do that.' So some of the teams were more anxious to work on the brand," he explained.
Other Ubisoft titles like Assassin's Creed are also at fault, and their popularity is certainly not helping the Splinter Cell series according to Guillemot. The company decided to stick with their big guns rather than try something new.
Ubisoft have three to four new AAA games down in the pipeline, aiming for release from April 2019 to March 2020, and one of them could be a new Splinter Cell.
Of course, nothing is confirmed at the moment, but Guillemot once again said that at one point, we will get new details about the game.