‘Splinter Cell’ Sequel Could Finally Be Announced This Year

We’ve been listening to whispers a few comeback for the Splinter Cell franchise for a while, beginning with rumors leaked by Walmart Canada previous to E3 a few re-creation. Alas, Ubisoft didn’t have something to announce throughout final 12 months’s E3 showcase- however this 12 months’s could also be a very completely different story.

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An enormous report went up on Video gamesIndustry International as we speak, with numerous analysts offering their predictions for this coming 12 months. Among them was Michael Pachter, who serves as a part of the Wedbush Securities workforce. He indicated that Ubisoft ought to have some huge plans for the subsequent few months, and that would embrace Sam Fisher’s return.

As a part of his predictions, Pachter famous that Ubisoft will headline 2019 with 4 AAA titles, and that’s not together with Beyond Good and Evil 2 or the upcoming Far Cry: New Dawn, which drops mid-February.

The first of the 4 mentions was Skull and Bones, a multiplayer pirate sport that was introduced final 12 months. But Splinter Cell was shut behind, adopted by a 3rd Watch Dogs sport and a brand new entry within the Rainbow Six franchise.

Now, we’re not solely certain on Rainbow Six, primarily as a result of the newest sport within the collection, the multiplayer-oriented Siege, remains to be doing considerably properly.

But Splinter Cell is lengthy overdue. We haven’t had a brand new sport within the collection since Blacklist got here out a number of years in the past, though there was a brand new mission launched to Ghost Recon Wildlands, with Michael Ironside as soon as once more voicing over the enduring Sam Fisher.

That was already sufficient of a touch that the collection might be coming again, however 2019 is more likely to be the 12 months it’s lastly confirmed.

As for Watch Dogs, it has been a short time since we’ve seen that collection, and Watch Dogs 2 did pretty properly a few years in the past. So a brand new entry, full with returning characters, would hit the spot, though we doubtless wouldn’t see it till early 2020 except plans change.

This 12 months ought to belong to Splinter Cell, nonetheless, as Ubisoft doesn’t have any vacation titles lined up- except Skull and Bones and presumably Beyond Good and Evil 2 fill that void. It appears like we’ll have to attend till the corporate’s E3 showcase to seek out out extra.

In the meantime, you possibly can take a look at Blacklist now on Xbox One, because it’s backward appropriate from the Xbox 360 model. It’s additionally obtainable for PlayStation 3, Wii U and PC.

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