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No, New Splinter Cell Game Won’t Be Announced At 2018 Game Awards

Over the past weekend, we received a very enticing video from The Game Awards 2018 host Geoff Keighley. A teaser to get our appetite rolling for the full show. It showed numerous games including a brief look at Sam Fisher. Soon after, I noticed many publications writing about a new Splinter Cell game reveal at The Video Game Awards 2018.

However, I am highly skeptical about the possibility of a new Splinter Cell video game announcement anytime prior to E3 2019. While it isn’t far-fetched to believe a new Splinter Cell is currently in development at Ubisoft, only a couple of months ago Ubisoft’s Chief Creative Officer Serge Hascoet briefly touched upon the idea of a new release.

His statement made it clear that we won’t be seeing Sam Fisher anytime soon. The problem is that Ubisoft is fighting for resources which is also the reason why we haven’t seen Price of Persia for a long time. The developers have prioritized games like Rainbow Six, The Division, and Assassin’s Creed.

I love Splinter Cell. I love Prince of Persia. I can’t disclose any information at this time, but I can say we are fighting for resources. It’s not a question of will, it’s a question of means

The last time we saw Sam Fisher in his own game was back when Splinter Cell Blacklist came out. Sam Fisher did make an appearance in a mission in Ghost Recon Wildlands where he also paid tribute to another stealth legend, Solid Snake. The brief look at Sam Fisher in The Game Awards 2018 teaser is from the Ghost Recon Wildlands mission, the video is a montage from previous games.

For now, we can only grab our controllers on Xbox One and PS4 and play as Sam Fisher via the Splinter Cell mission of Ghost Recon Wildlands. At some point, we will see another game in the series but don’t keep your hopes up for The Game Awards 2018.

You can also grab your Xbox One controller to experience Blacklist as it is now a backward compatible game.