Ubisoft Toronto creating new Splinter Cell project, confirms Raymond

Tuesday, 25 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 BĂ©land] 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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