Splinter Cell 4

Ubisoft announces the next installment in the adventures of stealthy Sam Fisher is in development under the working title Splinter Cell 4. A teaser Splinter Cell 4 Website is online, where registration is being accepted for future updates on the project. Here's the announcement:
Revolutionary New Installment from the Blockbuster Stealth Action Franchise Coming Spring 2006

Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS – October 4, 2005 – Today Ubisoft, one of the world’s largest video game publishers, announces Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell® 4 (working title), the next masterpiece in the Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell® series. Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell® 4 will be available in Spring 2006 for current and next generation consoles as well as for PC.

Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell® 4 will thrust players into a new breed of game play that promises to innovate and revolutionize the Splinter Cell® franchise. Ubisoft is taking the saga of Sam Fisher into entirely new territory, expanding the story and depth of his character.

Games in the Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell® series have garnered some of the industry’s most prestigious awards and outstanding reviews, including Best Action/Adventure Game of the Year at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in 2002 and 2004, The Academy of Interactive Arts and Science’s Action/Adventure Game of the Year Award, (Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow™) and the highest review score ever from Official Xbox Magazine (U.S.) for Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Chaos Theory™, a 9.9 out of 10.

“Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Chaos Theory™ received record-setting reviews and countless awards,” said Yves Guillemot, president and CEO of Ubisoft. “Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell® 4 will be even more thrilling and heart-pounding than its ground-breaking predecessors. This new version will both enrich the gaming experience on current consoles and take full advantage of the capacities of next-generation consoles to deliver players the most fabulous gaming experience ever.”

The Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell® video game franchise has sold more than 12.5 million copies worldwide since the first game launched in 2002.

For more information about Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell® 4 please visit www.bewaresamfisher.com. For more information about Ubisoft, please visit www.ubisoftgroup.com.
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Oct 5, 2005, 06:04
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These are coming faster than Tomb Raider sequels.

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Oct 4, 2005, 21:25
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Huzzah!! Long live Sam Fisher!

How much longer can he keep this up? He's getting pretty old.



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Don't forget if there's "Tom Clancy" in the title, chances are Tom has given them a story line he's written. Now I wouldn't put it past Tom to write something to do with Sam going renegade, or him finding out about a huge conspiracy within the NSA, but then again i don't know how tight a leash he's on.


Clancy's story's usually aren't that deep. I mean, he's good at writing about a macro level war going on, and the characters, but I remember the last Jack Ryan book he wrote. That was damn good writing, but so different from what he did before, it was as if he had a hard time developing characters who weren't trotting the globe.

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Re: More weapons
Oct 4, 2005, 19:29
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So Sam Fisher needs more weapons, like pianowire, dual handguns, syringes, sniper rifles and whatever else he can get his hands on.


That's what got me on the first two games. Fisher's a fuckin' SEAL, for crying out loud, and he has to retrieve his weapons from some Israeli arms dealer? Or given a dinky little pistol to shoot out lights? or let alone send him where he can't use it.

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Still pissed at Ubi
Oct 4, 2005, 18:45
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Oct 4, 2005, 18:45
 
Another Splinter Cell game has me interested, but I'm still pissed off at those cheap bastards at Ubi for not releasing the additional 3 levels for the original Splinter Cell game for PC users. Kolacell, Vselka Infiltration, Vselka Submarine are readily available if you are a XBox user, but if you play the game on PC, Ubi doesn't give a shit about you.

I might buy SC4, if those cheap bastards at Ubi cough up Kolacell, Vselka Infiltration, Vselka Submarine for all of the PC gamers. If not, screw them, there are plenty of other games to play.
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Re: SC4
Oct 4, 2005, 18:31
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I would MUCH rather have Thief 4.
Hear, hear. We need the magic of another Looking Glass Studios for that... unfortunately a very rare thing.

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Re: SC4
Oct 4, 2005, 18:03
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OH MY GOD THAT IS SO STUPID YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO CONTROL IT WELL AND THAT WILL NOT WORK WITH THE ESTABLISHED GAME SETTING AND THEN YOU WILL NOT HAVE ENOUGH KEYS FOR EVERYTHING AND THEN WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU DO...

Gotta' love judging something before you even touch it eh Ray?

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Re: SC4
Oct 4, 2005, 17:46
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Wanting a SC3 revolution, but not a SC2 evolution,

I, too, enjoyed CT quite a bit, but it's my understanding that this is the same studio that produced SC2: PT, is it not? I thought there were two studios that alternated releases.

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Re: SC4
Oct 4, 2005, 17:28
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I would MUCH rather have Thief 4. I'm found the Splinter Cell universe very bland after the first one, same with the Rainbow Six and Ghost Recon franchises. The faux-technothriller atmosphere just doesn't work that well for sequels. There are some talent people working on this series, but I think Clancy has been dull since he had Jack Ryan single-handedly convert both the Russians and Chinese to democracy....

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Oct 4, 2005, 17:26
 
Malaki, Tom Clancy has nothing to do with the game anymore. If I remember correctly, Ubisoft basically pays Clancy for the use of his name on the products and that's it. Not sure if it was Rainbow Six 2 or 3, was the last game he worked on, but I believe Splinter Cell is all Ubisoft, and only Clancy in name.

Rainbow Six 4 (not lockdown) with the Unreal 3 engine..... mmmmmmmm purty *drools*.

BTW did Splinter Cell 3 use the Unreal Engine or did they come up with their own?

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Re: SC4
Oct 4, 2005, 16:58
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OH MY GOD THAT IS SO STUPID YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO CONTROL IT WELL AND THAT WILL NOT WORK WITH THE ESTABLISHED GAME SETTING AND THEN YOU WILL NOT HAVE ENOUGH KEYS FOR EVERYTHING AND THEN WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU DO...

Oh, wait, you bastard!
I love that PR thinks we should just buy it because it sold 12.5M.
Having really enjoyed SC3, but will to wait a bit longer for SC4,
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Re: SC4
Oct 4, 2005, 16:30
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i think they will include a movement sensor remote control and thus revolutionize the game

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SC4
Oct 4, 2005, 16:26
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Oct 4, 2005, 16:26
 
The last game was extremely good, possibly the best barring the first one, so I am very interested in this one.

The one thing I will say is that this game is walking a very delicate line, seeming heding into Tomb Raider territory. The third game really changed the series and is making me interested in this new, upcoming game, but the second one did not. How much can it change the series from game to game? In a fairly short turnaround? Without making the gamers wait longer and crave it more?

Props to the idiots in PR; they achieved a fairly poor length to content ratio. What makes this one new or different? Uhh... What is the new breed of game play? Uhh... How will it innovate the franchise? Uhh... How will it revolutionize the franchise? Uhh... What is this new territory? Uhh... How is it expanding the story? Uhh... How is it expanding the character? Uhh...

Hell, might as well just say "Ubisoft is making a Splinter Cell 4" and leave it at that.
Do PR people ever think?
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one cool possibility
Oct 4, 2005, 16:18
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Oct 4, 2005, 16:18
 
the mgs4 buzz seems to indicate a move towards more freedom in gameplay (something closer to gta/deus ex etc). a game like this could certainy benefit from such a move, though lame studio execs love the market research contrivance of the "dumb gamer" who would sooner be lead down a hallway than choose where to go.

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Oct 4, 2005, 16:13
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Did anyone read the Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell book by David Michaels? It's pretty damn good! Takes you deeper into the story.

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More weapons
Oct 4, 2005, 16:07
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Oct 4, 2005, 16:07
 
So Sam Fisher needs more weapons, like pianowire, dual handguns, syringes, sniper rifles and whatever else he can get his hands on. Oh, and maybe he should be able to sneak around and steal people's clothes!

Oh wait, we already have a game like that.

On a more serious note, let us have damn remote controlled flies in this game!

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Tom Clancy hasnt written any of the Splinter Cell games, he only has the name on it.

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Splinter Cell: Another Milked till there is nothing left of the original franchise, By Ubisoft.

Why? Check out the Q4 topic for dozens of people saying "I loved Quake and Quake 2 so I'll get this" or "I think it will be crap but I want more of the Quake 2 storyline so I'll get this." [side note - Quake 2 had a storyline?]

I loved the first two Quakes as much as the next guy, but I'll judge each individually. Clearly not everyone does, so we'll always get sequels preferred to new ideas in the eyes of publishers.

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Don't forget if there's "Tom Clancy" in the title, chances are Tom has given them a story line he's written. Now I wouldn't put it past Tom to write something to do with Sam going renegade, or him finding out about a huge conspiracy within the NSA, but then again i don't know how tight a leash he's on.

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They should really keep CEO's from speaking publicly.

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