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Splinter Cell: Blacklist Writer Wants A Sequel | Screen Rant

In an interview with Screen RantSplinter Cell: Blacklist writer Navid Khavari expressed interest in seeing a sequel to the 2013 game. Splinter Cell has largely been dormant since the release of Blacklist, as the Xbox One and PS4 console generation was the first since the series began that didn't see a new game. Still, Ubisoft hasn't officially closed the book on the franchise, and many fans are hoping for a return.

A new Splinter Cell game is coming to Oculus Rift at some point in the future, but it's unclear how substantial it will be to the overall canon. Ubisoft and Netflix are also developing an animated series based on the franchise - part of Ubisoft's recent expansions into other mediums. All the while, fans have been demanding a proper AAA Splinter Cell game.

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Khavari, who is now narrative director on fellow Ubisoft game Far Cry 6, told Screen Rant he'd like to see protagonist Sam Fisher return in a new entry. Khavari wouldn't say whether or not he'd be interested in coming back to the franchise, but he is waiting along with fans to find out what the future of Splinter Cell holds.

"All I'll say is I would love to see another Splinter Cell. I learned so much working on that game. That was my first AAA as a writer, and so much love went into that game. I have folks come to me every once in a while saying [they're sad Blacklist hasn't received a follow-up]. There's hopefully a little cult following there. But I would love nothing more to see Sam Fisher don those goggles once again. I'll be excited to see what comes, and I'll leave it at that."

Sam Fisher has popped up a few times in other Ubisoft games since BlacklistRainbow Six Siege added the Splinter Cell protagonist as a playable operator in 2020, for example, though this mostly added to the frustration of the stealth franchise's fans. Ubisoft hasn't forgotten about the IP, as it continues to put Sam Fisher in other properties, but the company doesn't seem willing to commit to a big-budget sequel anytime soon.

Splinter Cell: Blacklist was a critical success, but it commercially underperformed, according to GameSpot, likely in part due to its release being sandwiched between Saints Row 4 and Grand Theft Auto 5. Perhaps if the VR game and animated series perform well, Ubisoft will be willing to make another Splinter Cell game. As of right now, it seems fans and Khavari will have to keep waiting.

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