It’s being given away as part of Ubisoft’s 35th anniversary celebrations, which also saw the publisher offer a free copy of the PC version of Assassin’s Creed Chronicles Trilogy earlier this month.
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Ubisoft has greenlit what will be its first mainline Splinter Cell game in a decade, VGC reported in an exclusive story last month.
It’s not clear which studios are working on the project, though two people with knowledge of Ubisoft’s plans suggested the new Splinter Cell was being led by a studio outside of its traditional Montreal base.
The title is in an early phase of production, the sources said, but there’s a small chance it could be announced next year.
Following VGC’s report, it was claimed that Ubisoft could take inspiration from IO Interactive‘s Hitman franchise for its next Splinter Cell game.
According to VentureBeat, in the weeks before E3 2021, “Ubisoft had fans play the upcoming Prince of Persia: the Sands of Time Remake and something that had the appearance of a new Splinter Cell prototype.
“The testers did not spend a lot of time with the possible Splinter Cell game. Ubisoft provided a vertical slice that was just a basic tutorial section. But this version of the game combined familiar Splinter Cell action with elements of the 2016 Hitman reboot.”