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Ubisoft speeding up Splinter Cell sequels

Ubisoft speeding up Splinter Cell sequels

Ubisoft has said it will focus on creating sequels to existing franchises much, much faster in the future.

Ubisoft honcho Yves Guillemot has pledged that the publisher/developer will create new sequels in it's main franchises, namely Splinter Cell and Assassin's Creed, much faster in the future.

The news has trickled down through Ubisoft's creative director Max Beland at Ubisoft Montreal, who told Edge that the company wanted to speed up it's iterative processes.

"This is a long-term vision," said Beland. "I'm not telling you that in a year you'll have another Splinter Cell. Right now the direction Yves gave us and where the company is going is, at one point, if the direction doesn't change, yes you're going to be seeing Splinter Cell games - just like Assassin's Creed games, just like anything else - released a little bit more often."

Beland went on to talk about the status of the upcoming Splinter Cell: Conviction as a Microsoft exclusive for Xbox 360 and PC, saying that it didn't mean MS had any stake or hold on the series.

"I'm not involved in the business deals. I joined Splinter Cell after the exclusivity deal with Microsoft had already been signed, but there's no reason why Splinter Cell couldn't be on the PS3," he said. "Conviction? No because of the exclusivity deal. I know people keep talking about maybe, maybe not, [but] at Ubisoft Montreal I haven't seen anyone working on PS3 for Conviction.

"[The next game] is open to new deals," he added. "If Microsoft wants an exclusivity deal, they don't call me, it's Yves dealing with the business people. But yeah, I guess we could even be a PS3 exclusive if there's a deal that makes people happy there."

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proxess 3rd March 2010, 12:14 Quote
Sequels sequels sequels...
Flibblebot 3rd March 2010, 12:41 Quote
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Originally Posted by proxess
Sequels sequels sequels...
...and surely faster sequels means poorer quality sequels?
Unknownsock 3rd March 2010, 13:00 Quote
Ubisoft: Montreal have never produced an amazing game anyway..
Matarsak 3rd March 2010, 13:00 Quote
I don't care how fast they churn them out or how good they are, if they continue with the same draconian DRM planned for AC2, I'm not buying.
jim48509 3rd March 2010, 13:20 Quote
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Originally Posted by Matarsak
I don't care how fast they churn them out or how good they are, if they continue with the same draconian DRM planned for AC2, I'm not buying.

+1
proxess 3rd March 2010, 14:05 Quote
Sequel
Sequel 2
Sequel 2: The Sequel
Sequel 3: The End
Sequel 4: The End Sequel Returns!
Sequal ...
uz1_l0v3r 3rd March 2010, 14:26 Quote
I think we should start calling them McUbisoft. If there's anything that is really starting to bore me about the games industry, it's the incessant spewing forth of sequels, spin offs and downloadable content.
shigllgetcha 3rd March 2010, 15:58 Quote
sequels sell easier. the game industry is a business
metarinka 3rd March 2010, 16:40 Quote
all those sequels were new IP at one point for example assasins creed is only on the second game, the first one being brand new IP that was pretty fun. A lot more games never get sequels and we never hear about them again cause they sucked or didn't sell well.
mjm25 3rd March 2010, 17:00 Quote
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Originally Posted by proxess
Sequel
Sequel 2
Sequel 2: The Sequel
Sequel 3: The End
Sequel 4: The End Sequel Returns!
Sequal ...

Sequins... Splinter Cell: Staying Alive
mikeuk2004 3rd March 2010, 17:53 Quote
I like sequels, and I dont get why people hate them. If you got a good game and they keep releasing new content, whats the problem. If ive played a good game and finish it, I want more. There will still be plenty of other games availble.
TWeaK 3rd March 2010, 18:19 Quote
@mike that's ok when the sequels are well made. Usually though they underdevelop sequels as they know they've already got a brand that sells
SMIFFYDUDE 3rd March 2010, 23:09 Quote
No there won't mike
ZERO <ibis> 5th March 2010, 04:11 Quote
We all know that faster games = better games see SCII and HL2 those games were some of the fastest development times ever! By making the game really fast you ensure that you get all the good parts in before you forget what your doing. By releasing more games at a faster rate they can consecrate at just putting 1 or 2 good ideas into the game fast rather than needing to test the ideas or do more than a map pack to create a new game.
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