Gamers are “really hungry” for action-adventure, says Splinter Cell: Blacklist dev

Friday, 29th June 2012 20:12 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Patrick Redding, game director for Splinter Cell: Blacklist, believes the action-adventure genre is in a renaissance at the moment, and the latest Tom Clancy game will be just waht the doctor ordered.

Speaking in an interview with GameReactor, Redding thinks gamers are “really hungry” for the genre.

“I think something that we’re seeing is there’s been a real renaissance in action-adventure,” he said. “And I think that we’re able to take a lot of the unique features of the Splinter Cell world and really embrace that opportunity.

“Players would like to have this kind of taut experience in a realistically rendered world, with a really good storyline, and with a hero who is lethal and efficient whose shoes they can step into, and I think we’ve got all three of those things [with Blacklist].”

Splinter Cell: Blacklist is slated for a spring 2013 release on PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.



  1. xavdeman

    Consumers may be into action-adventure titles. That doesn’t mean anybody is waiting for the Splinter Cell-series to go there. They should just focus on Sleeping Dogs, and keep Splinter Cell what it was meant to be: a stealth game. Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory was Ubisoft Montreal at the top of its game, I hope we will one day have a game with stealth, tension, top notch graphics, and a great story again. This new game is Assassin’s Cell: Splinter Creed, and I don’t like it.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. TheWulf

    Eh. Action-adventure is a fucking boring genre, these days. I’m more hungry for adventure games and RPGs with interesting settings.

    Less of that, more of… oh, I don’t know. This?

    #2 3 years ago

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