Ubisoft’s Splinter Cell could make a return!
Speaking to IGN during E3 this week, Ubisoft Montreal CEO Yannis Mallat said Ubisoft is open to revisiting any of the franchises like Splinter Cell provided the right ideas surface.
“I like to think of the studio as a huge…creative collective. So, if some of the creative comes to us and says ‘Hey, by the way, I have this crazy idea’ about a brand that we haven’t done anything with for many years, we will listen,” Mallat said. Mallat did notice that deciding to revisit one of the companies’ franchises would, of course, also depend on the realities of the gaming market.
“There is a question of does it make sense, is there a market,” Mallat said. “But it’s open for the creatives to propose something. One of the best commitments we made was to nurture the creative side of the studio and make sure we build an environment where the people feel empowered, feel free to try, feel free to fail, feel free to express themselves,” Mallat said.
Mallat’s statement echoes Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot’s comments earlier this week that the company is “not forgetting Splinter Cell” but that the company “has quite a lot on our plate at the moment.” One of the projects that might be keeping Ubisoft busy is Beyond Good & Evil 2!
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