Yesterday, Phil Spencer (Head of Xbox) made a brief appearance on WSJ Tech Live. Tom Warren (Senior Editor at The Verge) via Twitter posted a bit of what Spencer said, “We’re definitely not done. There’s no quota, no timeline where I have to go acquire studios by a certain time, but if we find a studio where we have a good fit… absolutely.” Xbox just is not done buying game studios.
A New Splinter Cell Is In Development:
According to development sources, the first Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell game in nearly a decade to get a green light, is in early production. While you continue to read, you are likely to be reminded of your favorite Splinter Cell game. Chaos Theory has convenient mechanics for gamers. Put that version of the stealth game on mute (like a silent film) and gamers would still aggressively play it. Also, the audio is more than exceptional. Within a month of Chaos Theory’s release, it sold 2.5 million units worldwide.
It is still unclear on which studios are working on the project, but a couple of people updated with Ubisoft’s plans suggested it will be outside of its Montreal-base studio. Splinter Cell: Blacklist (2013), an underrated game, is the most recent Splinter Cell release. Well, many years later and it is time for a new Splinter Cell in development, but by the time the new version is released, it is anyone’s guess.
Last year, Yves Guillemot (CEO) told IGN, “When you create a game, you have to make sure you will come with something that will be different enough from what you did before. The last time we did a Splinter Cell, we had lots of pressure from all the fans actually saying, ‘Don’t change it, don’t do this, don’t do that,’ so some of the teams were more anxious to work on the brand.”
Valve’s Steam Deck:
Valve is determining which games will work on its powerful, portable machine, Steam Deck, which is arriving in December 2021. The Steam Deck is said to be compatibility with any game on Steam, but there are still others wondering if games built for PCs will function properly on a handheld device, running Linux.