Splinter Cell 6 Is In The Works

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Posted by BradNicholson (812 posts) -

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.
#1 Posted by BradNicholson (812 posts) -

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.
#2 Edited by ArmedBear (221 posts) -

Dude
 
Edit: Finally...

#3 Posted by Gregomasta (1541 posts) -

cmon!

#4 Posted by SlightConfuse (3963 posts) -

hope they include mutliplater spys vs mercs  was awesome

#5 Posted by SaturdayNightSpecials (2387 posts) -

Excellent, I'm excited to see it

#6 Posted by Toxin066 (3288 posts) -

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

#7 Posted by HitmanAgent47 (8576 posts) -

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

#8 Posted by LiquidPrince (15949 posts) -

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

#9 Posted by Droop (1870 posts) -

Let the betting commence!

#10 Posted by Cmdc00kie (46 posts) -

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

#11 Posted by mazik765 (2315 posts) -

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

#12 Posted by TheHT (11262 posts) -

Jade Raymond is here in Toronto?!!?

#13 Posted by Afroman269 (7387 posts) -

I completely forgot what Conviction was all about.

#14 Edited by HitmanAgent47 (8576 posts) -
@TheHT: she's the new managing director of ubisoft toronto and she's smoking hot. She's basically incharge of that studio.
#15 Posted by Enigma777 (6073 posts) -

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

#16 Posted by Vinchenzo (6192 posts) -

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

#17 Posted by The_Juda (3 posts) -

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

#18 Posted by Steve_Ramirez (1257 posts) -
@slightconfuse:
Agreed! 
 
I reached rank 11 in Pandora Tomorrow. I miss my partner :(  
#19 Posted by Jayross (2365 posts) -

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....

#20 Posted by Dany (7887 posts) -

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

#21 Posted by Haethos (307 posts) -

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

#22 Posted by KayinAmoh (11 posts) -

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

#23 Posted by DougQuaid (1274 posts) -

Will it feature an emp backpack full of bourbon?

#24 Posted by wealllikepie (757 posts) -

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

#25 Posted by spartan1017 (222 posts) -

schweet

#26 Posted by keithfreitag (70 posts) -

HELL YES!!!!

#27 Posted by Jasta (2217 posts) -

The world always needs more Sam Fisher.

#28 Posted by FritzDude (2263 posts) -

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

#29 Posted by adamfedoruk (219 posts) -

Night vision goggles in this one. Callin it.

#30 Posted by LlamaLlama (174 posts) -

Ubisoft working on another Splinter Cell? What about my Prince of Perisa sequel? Please...
#31 Posted by TheBalticOne (64 posts) -

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

#32 Posted by ch3burashka (5073 posts) -

"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? 

#33 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -

moar splinter cell is always a good thing

#34 Posted by SSully (4186 posts) -

Hopefully it isnt the joke that was splinter cell conviction.

#35 Posted by thealexray (66 posts) -

Splinter Cell: Geritol Future

#36 Posted by 1p (760 posts) -

"I'll buy your game, Jade!"

#37 Posted by Hangnail (194 posts) -

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...!

#38 Posted by KillyDarko (1888 posts) -

Can't be worse than Conviction....

#39 Posted by l4wd0g (1952 posts) -

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

#40 Posted by raiz265 (2239 posts) -

release 2018?

#41 Posted by Vonocourt (2130 posts) -
@Haethos: I was thinking the same thing.
#42 Posted by MikeyZeroG (46 posts) -

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.

#43 Posted by septim (774 posts) -

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.

#44 Posted by JohnKiller118 (62 posts) -

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.

#45 Posted by Jimbo (9811 posts) -

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

#46 Posted by Terjay (813 posts) -

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

#47 Posted by RobotHamster (4171 posts) -
@Bib said:
" "I'll buy your game, Jade!"  
Hey I was going to use that!
#48 Posted by Illmatic (1358 posts) -

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.

#49 Posted by jim_dandy (891 posts) -

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?

#50 Posted by lordofultima (6249 posts) -

Please be Chaos Theory part 2, PLEASE.

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