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.