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Ubisoft says there’s too much pressure on a new Splinter Cell

Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot says there’s too much pressure already placed upon a potential new Splinter Cell title, making development difficult.

While Guillemot did acknowledge that there are people within Ubisoft looking at how to proceed with the franchise, the work is moving at a slow pace.

“When you create a game, you have to make sure you will come with something that will be different enough from what you did before,” Guillemot said to IGN. “The last time we did a Splinter Cell, we had lots of pressure from all the fans saying don’t change it, don’t do this, don’t do that, so some of the teams were more anxious to work on the brand.”

Guillemot also said internal developers are keen to work on other, successful IPs within Ubisoft including Assassin’s Creed. A tease within The Division 2 suggests that a new Assassin’s Creed will involve Vikings.

We’re hopeful something Splinter Cell related will be announced at this year’s E3; as Guillemot acknowledged, the franchise has a legion of loyal fans… especially after a resurgence of Sam Fisher in the last couple years.

The last proper Splinter Cell game was 2013’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist, available on Windows PC, Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii U.

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