It’s been quite a few years since Sam Fisher, the protagonist of the Splinter Cell series, has headlined a brand new game in two-decade old series. While fans have been begging Ubisoft to do more with the goggle-wearing superspy, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot has said that the pressure on a new game is too great. Now Guillemot is changing his tune a bit and appears to be hinting at a new game, but ducking the pressure entirely by going a different, unspecified direction with it.
While in China, Guillemot spoke with outlet GamerSky and confirmed that a new Splinter Cell project is in the works. Don’t expect it to be a traditional Splinter Cell game, though.
“There will be some new types of experiments,” Guillemot answered when asked specifically about Splinter Cell, “but on more different devices. We are working a little bit on the brand today to come back at one point. We can’t say when, because, as you know, it takes time. But each time we have to find the right experience to come back big.”
The bit about different devices seems to imply that Ubisoft is looking into other avenues other than traditional consoles. At E3, the publisher showed a new mobile game titled Elite Squad, which brought together playable characters from multiple Tom Clancy-branded games, including Sam Fisher. This might be an indication of what Ubisoft plans to do with future Splinter Cell titles.