Players will choose between right and wrong in Splinter Cell: Blacklist

Tuesday, 17th July 2012 21:34 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Ubisoft creative director Maxime Beland has said the team behind Splinter Cell: Blacklist is pushing for moral ambiguity with the latest Sam Fisher game.

Speaking with Game Informer, Beland said the team wants to force players to choose between right and wrong.

“We love the idea of putting the player in those situations that [real soldiers] are going through,” Beland said. “It’s not a question sometimes of doing the right thing or the wrong thing. Sometimes it’s I need to do the wrong or the wrong-er. What do I do? There’s no good option.

“So for us, the interrogations are a bit of that. We want to put the player into situations that are like the one [we showed] at E3; the guy just told you everything you needed to know. You’re done. You’re good. You’re Sam Fischer. This guy is finished. Are you going to kill him?

“If we told you, if you’re the good guy, you’re gonna to get this, and if you’re the bad guy, you’re gonna get that, you’re not thinking ‘what am I doing here?’ In those moments, what I like is when you play them and you talk to your friend about it after, you say ‘I did this. What do you think?’ That’s the kind of discussion we want. And I think it’s cool to make people reflect on it and hopefully grow as humans a little bit. Because we’ve got some guys everywhere in the world that are making those decisions every day for us.”

Splinter Cell: Blacklist set for March 29, 2013 release, according to Amazon. Ubisoft has yet to confirm the the date, but previously said to expect it in the spring.



  1. AHA-Lambda

    That amazon listing now says April 3 btw

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Maximum Payne

    It would be nice if all those choices have some kind of impact ?

    #2 2 years ago
  3. The_Red

    The title is misleading. It’s about moral ambiguity so and as Beland said, it’s the choice between wrong and wrong-er with no good option. If the choice was between right and wrong, it would be plain black and white like most crappy decision based games these days.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Edo

    Today I finished Splinter Cell:Conviction(the singleplayer portion anyway)and I have to say that I felt sick afterwards…literally,almost vomited after realising that they have turned this once glorious franchise into some kind of CoD/Ghost Recon mutant that doesn’t know what to do with itself.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. OrbitMonkey

    Theirs no moral ambiguity. Your a good guy who does bad things to bad guys and with flashy moves at that.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. voxelman

    Misleading title is misleading

    #6 2 years ago
  7. monkeygourmet


    It was fun in co-op, but yeah, def not like Splinter Cell in single player.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. TMRNetShark

    Splinter Cell Chaos Theory was the last great Splinter Cell game.

    #8 2 years ago

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