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Ubisoft Secretly Revives Old Splinter Cell Game



Ubisoft has revived the online servers for Splinter Cell: Blacklist, a game that was due to shut down back in October.

It's been almost a decade since Ubisoft last touched the highly acclaimed Splinter Cell saga, yet fans of the series are still crying out for another chapter. Besides the ever-elusive VR entry, though, the whole IP has pretty much been dead in the water since 2013—and so has its online multiplayer modes, too. Or at least, they were supposed to be dead, anyway, before Ubisoft had a slight change of heart out of the blue and restored them. The question is, why?

Turns out, in spite of Ubisoft shutting down the Blacklist servers back in October, fans of the online mode can still very much access it today. As for why this is even at all possible is still anybody's guess, as Ubisoft hasn't actually made any formal announcement on the matter. It begs the question, even, that this could very well be a fluke, and that it won't be running its course for longer than players would like. Either way, die-hard fans are definitely celebrating its return, if only for the short haul before it silently returns to the shadows, à la Sam Fisher style.

Where Can You Play?

According to Reddit, both Xbox and PC players can currently get their hands on the online servers, meaning 1v1 matches are still very much possible. Unfortunately for Nintendo and PlayStation, however, both individual servers of their respective servers are still offline. But, if Ubisoft is planning on restoring the entire system, then this could very well change in the near future. At the time of writing, though, there really is no telling what exactly this is.


So, what's your take? Are you happy to see the Blacklist servers back online? Let us know over on our socials here or down in the comments below.

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