Splinter Cell: Blacklist Summary
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Is a new Splinter Cell game from Ubisoft being revealed at the Game Awards this week? That's what this tease seems to suggest.
While Splinter Cell has had a rough patch, it’s still one of the premier stealth-action franchises out there. I enjoyed the series’ action oriented move with Conviction, but Blacklist failed to move the needle for Ubisoft. While there are certainly other factors at play, one of Blacklist’s big disappointments was the lack of Michael Ironside providing Sam Fisher’s iconic voice.
Ubisoft loses Splinter Cell: Blacklist director Patrick Redding, who was also the narrative designer for Far Cry 2, as he leaves to join WB Games Montreal - the creator of Batman: Arkham Origins. No project has been announced yet with Redding attached. Arkham Origins was the studio's first title since forming in 2010. Over 100 new jobs will be added to the studio.
Ubisoft's game designer James Everett has talked about the development of Splinter Cell: Blacklist and how it was important to take "nothing away" at the root level of the franchise. Finally, fans could start worrying about leaving bodies lying out in the open again - it mattered. How else to make Sam Fisher vulnerable? Heavy infantry to discourage gun running.