Ubisoft’s iconic Splinter Cell series has been on hiatus ever since the release of Splinter Cell: Blacklist all the way back in 2013. That may be set to change soon. However, it might not be in the way you’d expect.
In a recent video interview with Chinese outlet Gamer Sky, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot was asked about the future of the Splinter Cell franchise. The CEO didn’t say too much on the matter, but what he did say revealed some surprising information. According to his remarks, a new Splinter Cell project is indeed in the works, but it will not be for traditional game consoles.
See his full statement transcribed below.
On Splinter Cell there will be some new type of experiments but more on different devices. So we are working a lot on the brand today to come back at one point. We can’t say when, because as you know, it takes time, but we have to find which time is right to come back big.
This wouldn’t be the first time that there have been rumblings of Splinter Cell’s much-anticipated return. Back in May, Division 2 creative director teased that he was working on a new Splinter Cell – and turned out to only be joking.
If a new Splinter Cell is indeed in development, don’t expect to play it on a PS4, Xbox, or PC. Given Guillemot’s remarks, it’s far more likely that Splinter Cell will show up on mobile or VR devices instead of traditional consoles. VR would be the most likely outcome, considering recent rumors of Ubisoft agreeing to create exclusive Assassin’s Creed and Splinter Cell games for Facebook’s Oculus VR.