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Splinter Cell 6 Is In The Works

Sit tight though, no word on night-vision goggles yet.

Earlier this summer, Ubisoft made it known that a new Splinter Cell was in the works at its Toronto studio. What it neglected to mention was if this new title would be another direct follow-up to the core franchise. Turns out that it is: Splinter Cell 6 is indeed on the way.

This confirmation comes via a studio-tour video Ubisoft distributed to Eurogamer last week. In it, managing director Jade Raymond says quite plainly, "We're working on Splinter Cell 6, the next iteration of the blockbuster franchise, and we're doing it completely here in Toronto." 
 


As MTV points out in their story about this reveal, Ubisoft Montreal has had a hand in most Splinter Cell titles, making Splinter Cell 6 a bit of a departure. And the Toronto studio seems up to the task in terms of numbers. In the video, Raymond says there are 83 people working at the studio now and within 10 years that number may reach 800 if staffing plans pan out.

Raymond says little else about Splinter Cell 6 after confirming that it's in the works, which is to be expected since it's indicated that the game is still pretty early on in development. The part of me that likes finishing games hopes that Splinter Cell 6 builds off of Conviction's simplified gameplay design, but again, nothing of substance about this in-the-works game has been made public yet.
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Posted by BradNicholson

Earlier this summer, Ubisoft made it known that a new Splinter Cell was in the works at its Toronto studio. What it neglected to mention was if this new title would be another direct follow-up to the core franchise. Turns out that it is: Splinter Cell 6 is indeed on the way.

This confirmation comes via a studio-tour video Ubisoft distributed to Eurogamer last week. In it, managing director Jade Raymond says quite plainly, "We're working on Splinter Cell 6, the next iteration of the blockbuster franchise, and we're doing it completely here in Toronto." 
 


As MTV points out in their story about this reveal, Ubisoft Montreal has had a hand in most Splinter Cell titles, making Splinter Cell 6 a bit of a departure. And the Toronto studio seems up to the task in terms of numbers. In the video, Raymond says there are 83 people working at the studio now and within 10 years that number may reach 800 if staffing plans pan out.

Raymond says little else about Splinter Cell 6 after confirming that it's in the works, which is to be expected since it's indicated that the game is still pretty early on in development. The part of me that likes finishing games hopes that Splinter Cell 6 builds off of Conviction's simplified gameplay design, but again, nothing of substance about this in-the-works game has been made public yet.
Edited by ArmedBear

Dude
 
Edit: Finally...

Posted by Gregomasta

cmon!

Posted by SlightConfuse

hope they include mutliplater spys vs mercs  was awesome

Posted by SaturdayNightSpecials

Excellent, I'm excited to see it

Posted by Toxin066

That logo is night-vision green! NVG in 6. I'm calling it.

Posted by HitmanAgent47

Good news, it looks like it's going to be a new team working on the game. I rather montreal create that game though.

Posted by LiquidPrince

Wait, Ubisoft has a Toronto studio? Since when? Fuck, I'll be right back...

Posted by Droop

Let the betting commence!

Posted by Cmdc00kie

Here's to hoping they go back to the sneakier style with more gadgets.

Posted by mazik765

There should be some more raw interrogation segments, and more hilariously bad drunken voice acting.

Posted by TheHT

Jade Raymond is here in Toronto?!!?

Posted by Afroman269

I completely forgot what Conviction was all about.

Edited by HitmanAgent47
@TheHT: she's the new managing director of ubisoft toronto and she's smoking hot. She's basically incharge of that studio.
Posted by Enigma777

Awesome! Hopefully they stick to a lot of the design they had in Conviction since that was a breath of fresh air.

Posted by Vinchenzo

Oh Brad Nicholson, I knew you'd rehash some old joke. So fucking original.

Posted by The_Juda

I don't understand.  This has been known for quite sometime already.  At least since the opening of the studio months ago.

Posted by Steve_Ramirez
@slightconfuse:
Agreed! 
 
I reached rank 11 in Pandora Tomorrow. I miss my partner :(  
Posted by Jayross

AAWW CMON!

On another note, I think I'll try to get a job in the video game industry. They forecast 800 people working at their studio? Dammnn....

Posted by Dany

Havn't played the last one but will this one be Sam fischer?

Posted by Haethos

800 people? My god Ubi has enormous studios and teams.

Posted by KayinAmoh

Glad it's still a Canadian studio doing it - the single player usually suffers when it's handed over to Shanghai.

Posted by DougQuaid

Will it feature an emp backpack full of bourbon?

Posted by wealllikepie

hope its gonna be more of a return to originals and not another mainstream piece of shit with extremely simple gameplay

Posted by spartan1017

schweet

Posted by keithfreitag

HELL YES!!!!

Posted by Jasta

The world always needs more Sam Fisher.

Posted by FritzDude

I want a proper Splinter Cell with almost pure focus on stealth, like Chaos Theory. That's THE best Splinter Cell in my book.

Posted by adamfedoruk

Night vision goggles in this one. Callin it.

Posted by LlamaLlama

Ubisoft working on another Splinter Cell? What about my Prince of Perisa sequel? Please...
Posted by TheBalticOne

How old is Sam fisher going to be in this one? I thought he was already around 60, its kind of getting ridiculous.

Posted by ch3burashka

"800 people in 10 years..." 
 
Wasn't Assassin's Creed team, considered the largest to be working on a single game, composed of 200-ish people? Is that what's going to be required for next-gen games? 

Posted by AhmadMetallic

moar splinter cell is always a good thing

Posted by SSully

Hopefully it isnt the joke that was splinter cell conviction.

Posted by thealexray

Splinter Cell: Geritol Future

Posted by 1p

"I'll buy your game, Jade!"

Posted by Hangnail

As fun as 'Splinter Cell: Conviction' was (I enjoyed it, sue me!) I'm hoping for some of the tactical elements [last seen in the last-gen versions of 'Double Agent'] to be brought back without compromising the speedy nature of Conviction's gameplay...!

Posted by KillyDarko

Can't be worse than Conviction....

Posted by l4wd0g

1,3,5 have been the best in the series. Montreal isn't developing the game so it has some serious proving to do.  

Posted by raiz265

release 2018?

Posted by Vonocourt
@Haethos: I was thinking the same thing.
Posted by MikeyZeroG

I'm glad to hear one of my favorite game properties is coming back. 
 
I liked Conviction, but I didn't like the over-the-top-with-angry Sam, and I'd like the ability to complete missions without killing anyone.

Posted by septim

I think Conviction was the most overrated game this year. I think Blood Stone thrashed it thoroughly in every department, yet it's still hovering 20 points below Conviction.
 
Please get rid of Mike Ironside, and while you're at it toss out the dope family shit as well. Also please try to get with the program, we've moved past Unreal 2.

Posted by JohnKiller118

Hopefully they greatly expand on Conviction's gameplay. And I mean, like, REALLY expand on it. Like, you know the major leap in game-design between SC1/Pandora Tomorrow to Chaos Theory? That big of a leap. 
Let us be able to do ghost runs and make the game DIFFICULT. That'd be lovely.

Posted by Jimbo

S6LINTER 6E66: WHE6EZH MY DAU6HTER?
 
They missed a trick there I think.

Posted by Terjay

Conviction was a fucking disgrace so maybe they can make something better.

Posted by RobotHamster
@Bib said:
" "I'll buy your game, Jade!"  
Hey I was going to use that!
Posted by Illmatic

I may be in the minority (have no idea what the reception was like for Conviction) but I hope they return to Chaos Theory style gameplay.

Posted by jim_dandy

Man, I liked Conviction, and I've beaten every SC except Double Agent (fuck that game).
 
That said, Sam Fisher's kinda getting old. Coming close to driving 45 in a 60 old and complaining that the government should stay out of Medicare old.
 
New protagonist?

Posted by lordofultima

Please be Chaos Theory part 2, PLEASE.

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