New Splinter Cell will reportedly have a Halo Infinite-like open world

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Ubisoft’s new Splinter Cell game will feature an open world similar to Halo Infinity, according to notable leaker Tom Henderson.

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Henderson, who has previously leaked precise details on Battlefield 2042 and Call of Duty: Vanguard, claimed on Twitter that the new Splinter Cell game reportedly in the works is in early development, and is “currently an open world”. As in “scoped”. “, describing the title as “a more secretive version of Assassin’s Creed”.

The leaker claimed that this open world setting would be “similar to how Halo Infinity has done its open world”. Halo Infinity’s open world, called Zeta Halo, is vast, offering unique and self-contained classes within it. This world has a mix of main and side missions for players to take on, as well as collectibles to hover over, and more sections of the map open up as you complete more main missions.

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It’s a slightly more linear approach to an open world, and one that, according to Henderson, Ubisoft has liked enough to implement in the new Splinter Cell game.

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Analysis: We may find out more soon

As always, it’s fair to take this rumor with a big ol’ pinch of salt. While Henderson has been accurate in the past, so far there are no official details about the new Splinter Cell — in fact, Ubisoft hasn’t even officially announced that it’s in the works.

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However, several reports (including one by Henderson) claim that a new mainline Splinter Cell game is in the works, while Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot suggested in an interview with IGN in 2019 that the publisher might revive the series. was ready to do.

We’re expecting this Splinter Cell game to be officially announced at the Game Awards 2021 later this week. Event host and producer Geoff Keighley has already teased that “four or five things” will be as big as Elden Ring gameplay at Summer Game Fest 2021.

We imagine that if the game does reveal we’ll only get a short teaser/announcement trailer for it, given that the title is rumored to be still in early development.

That said, any (well, most) new Splinter Cell game news is welcome. The last mainline Splinter Cell game, Splinter Cell: Blacklist, was released back in 2013, which means it’s been eight years since we saw a new mainline entry in the stealth-action series.

Since then, fans have been crying out for a new Splinter Cell game but have been consistently disappointed. Series protagonist Sam Fisher has appeared as an operative in Rainbow Six Sieges and last year, Ubisoft announced a new Splinter Cell VR game — but there’s no official word on an entirely new series entry.

With the rumors gaining more traction, it’s likely that, if there’s a new Splinter Cell in the works, it won’t be long until we get official word on it.

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