Open World? GAAS? Mobile? VR?
Sam Fisher

The emotional rollercoaster that fans of the Splinter Cell series has been on for the past few years has been never ending, has had no chill, and frankly, it's gotten to be a wee bit tiresome. In May of this year, a new Splinter Cell was apparently "confirmed" and then it was later revealed to just be a joke.

Last month, we again heard a rumor that a new Splinter Cell was actually in the works. However, that story from July says that Facebook is financing the game and that it will be a VR only title and exclusive to the Oculus Store. Fast-forward to today and we again hear that a new Splinter Cell is in development. This time the confirmation comes from Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot. He confirmed this with GamerSky (Chinese).

Of course, there is a catch.Guillemot said that the game won't be a traditional Splinter Cell title.

"There will be some new types of experiments, but on more different devices. We are working a little bit on the brand today to come back at one point. We can’t say when, because, as you know, it takes time. But each time we have to find the right experience to come back big."
This implies a huge number of possibilities. This experimental Splinter Cell could very well be that VR title that we talked about last month. It could also be that the Splinter Cell game is moving to a more open-world Games as a Service (GaaS) model. We did see a little bit on what that could be like with the Splinter Cell crossover with Ghost Recon Wildlands. Or maybe this is just setting is all up for a hot new mobile game. Splinter Cell Go anyone?