Ubisoft introduced at the moment that it has canceled the development of Splinter Cell VR, which was poised to be a digital actuality game set inside the world of the writer’s stealth-action franchise. Back in 2020, Ubisoft first revealed that it was engaged on a VR iteration of Splinter Cell in tandem with Facebook (which is now Meta) that will come to Oculus headsets. Although we by no means noticed what the game would possibly seem like in motion, it now appears as if we by no means will.
Revealed throughout a latest name with buyers this afternoon, Ubisoft confirmed that its Red Storm studio is not engaged on Splinter Cell VR. The writer did not give a lot of a cause for this cancellation, however merely cited modifications in regard to financials. The implication right here is that Ubisoft did not really feel like the cash that it was pouring into the undertaking would then be recouped as soon as Splinter Cell VR really launched.
Even although it may be disappointing to some to listen to that Splinter Cell VR is not taking place, Ubisoft is on the very least nonetheless engaged on the sequence in some capability in the mean time. Specifically, a remake of the primary Splinter Cell was introduced by Ubisoft on the finish of 2021. This remake is at present in development at Ubisoft Toronto, and at this level, we’ve not seen something particular from the undertaking. In truth, when the Splinter Cell remake was revealed, these at Ubisoft Toronto harassed that work on the game was within the very early levels. As such, it’d take fairly a bit longer till we get a proper return from Sam Fisher.
In a common sense, Splinter Cell as a franchise has been dormant for practically 10 years. The final game within the sequence, Splinter Cell: Blacklist, launched all the way in which again in 2013. And whereas it appeared like Splinter Cell VR would lastly break this drought, it seems to be like we’ll as an alternative have to attend for this forthcoming remake.
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