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Ubisoft Toronto creating new Splinter Cell project, confirms Raymond

Tuesday, 25th May 2010 14:35 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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Ubisoft Toronto is working on a new Splinter Cell project, boss Jade Raymond has revealed.

Speaking with Gama, Raymond, who used to be executive producer on the Assassin’s Creed IP before getting the Ubi Toronto gig last August, also revealed that a second, unnamed triple AAA title was in the works at the studio.

“All of the core team [from Conviction, such as producers Alex Parizeau and Maxime Béland] has relocated with me from Montreal,” said Raymond. “Where you develop a game does have an impact on who it appeals to… When you think of it like that, I think the Splinter Cell franchise fits Toronto.”

She also insists that it’s all AAA titles for consoles at the studio, so don’t go looking for My Little Pony: Sam Fisher Edition for DS in the near-future.

“Instead of starting a studio and working on small projects, Nintendo DS or portables, we’re starting out of the gate with triple-A only. The reason that I think that’s the right strategy is that it allows us to attract the best talent right off the bat.”

Raymond added she’d like to see 800 people at Ubi Toronto within the next ten years.

There’s a full interview through here.

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14 Comments

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  1. mington

    800 fucking hundred

    quantity > quality much

    I’m glad they are focused on AAA console titles but where’s the love man

    can we have splinter cell without sam fisher now please

    #1 4 years ago
  2. AHA-Lambda

    i’ve never heard of ubi toronto before are they a new studio?

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Erthazus

    Pro-Tip: Maybe you should STOP?

    #3 4 years ago
  4. mington

    Yearly sequels of the tried and tested

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Razor

    I’ll work for Jade.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. DeforMAKulizer

    @2
    Yup yup… Jade (who is super hot btw) left the AC team to head up a new one which i think just got announced…

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Anders

    I would’ve been fine with seeing the series end with Conviction. The concept got stale a few years ago.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. daytripper

    what happened to ” i am alive”

    #8 4 years ago
  9. No_PUDding

    By 800, I hope they mean turnover… Fucking hell.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Johnny Cullen

    Razor – I think it’s a given anyone would like to work with Jade, myself included. :D

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Aimless

    Ubisoft Toronto, single-handedly hiring every developer made redundant in the last few years.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. daytripper

    jades alright i suppose

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Wakkum

    Yeah, let’s hope they bring Splinter Cell back into top shape.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. xino

    if it’s conviction 2, make sure it’s fully deniable ops co-op storymode!

    #14 4 years ago