There was little doubt Ubisoft would be abandoning the Splinter Cell franchise anytime soon, but it's nice to hear some confirmation. Ubisoft gave Gamasutra access to its newly created Ubisoft Toronto studio, who confirmed it's already working on the next game in the Splinter Cell series.
No details on the next Splinter Cell are available, such as whether it's a continuation of Splinter Cell: Conviction or something new. The ending did leave the option open for more adventures.
Clearly, however, lessons has been learned from the long-in-development Conviction project.
"With so many risks, some are going to pay off and some aren't, and I think that's why we stumbled for a while during the development cycle [on Conviction]," said Conviction producer Alex Parizeau about what's next. "But here in Toronto we have a strong tech platform, a strong platform for the design, and we have a core team in place that we can focus on growing, and on creating a project based on the pillars we put in place creating Splinter Cell: Conviction."
Conviction was also an Xbox 360 exclusive. It's unclear if that'll be the case here.
Where do you want to Splinter Cell to go next?