Showing posts with label Splinter Cell. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Splinter Cell. Show all posts

Monday, June 10, 2019

Xbox Backwards Compatibility Final Lineup Revealed

At E3 2019 stage, Microsoft announces final lineup for classic games that will join Xbox backwards compatibility library.

When Phil Spencer of Gaming at Microsoft took stage to announce Xbox One backward compatibility feature back at E3 2015 event, it surely was a memorable moment in video gaming history that every fan cheered for.

Over past four years, more than 600 titles have been added to a vast library of games from previous generation but that development cycle has now come to an end as upcoming Project Scarlett device will be compatible with all past games.

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Xbox Backwards Compatibility Final Lineup Revealed

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Design for Scarlett is largely focused with an ambitious goal of being capable to run any games from last four generation of 18 years Xbox console history, so there is no point in dedicating resources to make more titles compatible anymore.

Due to popular fan demand, Microsoft Studio have worked hard on bringing back popular franchises like Assassin's Creed, Gears of War and Mass Effect from original Xbox and Xbox 360 platforms to enjoy on current-gen consoles.

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Original Xbox Classic Backward Compatible Games

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So this week, here comes the final lineup of Xbox classics that are now playable on both Xbox One and Xbox One X devices.

  • Armed and Dangerous
  • Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb
  • Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy
  • Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell
  • Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow
  • Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory
  • Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Double Agent
  • Unreal Championship 2: The Liandri Conflict

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Entire backlog of Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell stealth shooter series from developer/publisher Ubisoft is now finally complete and thanks to recent inclusion since Blacklist and Conviction has already joined backwards collection a while ago.

Witness the upscale for superior graphical prowess that is four times higher than original. Players who own Xbox One X can run these titles on a higher resolution with finest color detail and improved texture using existing in-game assets.

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New Xbox One X Enhanced Updates

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Several other Microsoft owned Rare Studio titles are receiving Xbox One X enhanced updates to enjoy a pixel count up to 4K Ultra HD.

  • Banjo-Kazooie
  • Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts
  • Banjo-Tooie
  • Kameo: Elements of Power
  • Perfect Dark
  • Perfect Dark Zero
  • Viva Piñata
  • Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise

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Moreover, free content packs for games like Battlefront, Battlefront II, Knights of the Old Republic and Republic Commando from Star Wars franchise are out now, which includes new heroes, maps, missions, mode and villain.

Also, Xbox 360-exclusive action RPG game Too Human from developer Silicon Knights is being added as latest list of playable title on Xbox One and it is now available digitally for free as a thanks to everyone within this community.

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New Xbox 360 Backward Compatible Games

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Finally, a few more of fan-favorite Xbox 360 games joins backward catalog for Xbox One and Xbox One X by this week.

  • Asura's Wrath
  • Battlefield 2: Modern Combat
  • Enchanted Arms
  • Enslaved: Odyssey to the West
  • Far Cry Classic
  • Far Cry Instincts: Predator
  • Infinite Undiscovery
  • Peter Jackson's King Kong
  • Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands
  • Skate
  • Star Ocean: The Last Hope
  • Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo
  • Syndicate
  • Too Human
  • Unreal Tournament III

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Anyone with a physical disc of these games from Xbox and Xbox 360 platform in their possession can play them on Xbox One. Otherwise, you can always purchase a digital version from Microsoft Store with applicable market restriction.

E3 2019 event clarified that backward compatibility program will no longer add any titles and are wrapping things up while we eagerly wait for Project Scarlett to begin a new chapter in gaming that is open to all generation of Xbox games.

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Splinter Cell's Sam Fisher Comes to Ghost Recon: Wildlands

Black ops operative Sam Fisher of Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell series comes to Ghost Recon: Wildlands for a mission.

Earlier, we learnt of a crossover between two of Tom Clancy's most popular game title from developer Ubisoft where Splinter Cell's Sam Fisher comes to Bolivian Wildlands for a special mission and teams up with Ghosts team there.

Thus, video game fans are receiving a company-wide crossover of tactical shooter Ghost Recon: Wildlands and stealth game Splinter Cell. Sam Fisher will arrive at Wildlands in the next free update Special Operations 1 for one of his black-ops missions.

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Ghost Recon Wildlands Special Operation 1: Splinter-Cell

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Second season for Ghost Recon: Wildlands have already kicked in and Ubisoft plans to release four free updates. Special Operation 1: Splinter Cell is the first one of them and from onward April 10, will go live for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

There will be new PvE missions, brand-new PvP class and Splinter Cell-themed items for players to loot as reward for participating. Few details from developers have been dropped about this operation and we are discussing it below.

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We got a trailer highlighting features of Ghost Recon: Wildlands Special Operation 1: Splinter Cell that marks the return of Sam Fisher.




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Available for both single player or four player co-op experience, this Splinter Cell-themed mission is fully stealth based and you will be accompanying Sam during night time into enemy camps to complete his quest.

Be mindful of the fact that this is a limited time exclusive and you have to finish the mission before May 2, 2018 to get your hands on special items like night-vision filter or filter goggles which Sam Fisher uses and a few other cool stuffs.

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New Assault Class Echelon

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A new assault class Echelon is also added in this free update for PvP modes of Ghost War. This one is part of Sam's Fourth Echelon team and has access to fancy gadgets such as Sonar Pulse, which will let you see enemies at close range from behind the walls.

Year 2 Season Pass of Ghost Recon: Wildlands can get you seven-day early access to Echelon class or you can purchase it with your hard earned Prestige points. This class is also available in new PvP game mode Sabotage that has five exclusive new maps.

RELATED: Splinter Cell Upcoming Reboot?

Special Operation 1 will help improve Ghosts' stealth skill as they follow legendary Sam Fisher in the field at work. These new challenges will make them more tactical, which actually helps because Ghost Recon: Wildlands is a tactical shooter.

It wasn't quite long ago when 90's renowned movie monster, The Predator came to tangle with the Ghosts in a PvE mission. Although he was a bit hard on the elite squad and gave them a tough time, they sure learned a thing or two going up against him.

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Splinter Cell's Sam Fisher Comes to Wildlands

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Months ago, we heard a rumor flying of Splinter Cell franchise getting a reboot and we still got no confirmation on that. However, we are glad that Sam Fisher has found a way to come back in action once again even though if it is for a crossover.

Voice actor Michael Ironside also returns to portray this iconic character of the series. We might even see him working with special agents of Tom Clancy's The Division in mid-crisis Manhattan of the future shortly afterwards.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Splinter Cell Upcoming Reboot?

One of Ubisoft’s old crown jewel was the award-winning stealth video game series of Splinter Cell and it truly set a landmark upon its debut in 2002. The franchise gave us some pretty good story of black-ops agent Sam Fisher and unbelievable stealth in gameplay, which made the series into the legend it has become; spawning games like Chaos Theory and Pandora Tomorrow.

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Splinter Cell Upcoming Reboot?

The last game of the Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell series was released five years ago from now and that was 2013's Splinter Cell: Blacklist. The game took a slightly different path than the other titles of the series and replaced Michael Ironside as voice actor for protagonist Sam Fisher. Not surprisingly, the game heavily under-performed and Ubisoft was not quite happy with the reception it got. So, considering these facts they shelved the project and moved on with a Splinter Cell movie adaptation but even that faced some trouble with scripts.

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However, fans of the Splinter Cell series may rejoice a little as an apparent Amazon listing of Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell 2018 showed up under Ubisoft for a very brief time and eventually taken down even sooner. Before the takedown, a Reddit user named HurtPotato was able to take evidence for the internet. The game will most likely be released for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, while a Nintendo Switch version is uncertain.

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Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell 2018 Amazon Listing

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Since E3 2018 is getting very closer, we can only assume that Ubisoft just don't want to reveal anything at all before they do on that big event. That means, fans of the franchise can expect official news regarding Splinter Cell this summer and at this point an E3 reveal would only make sense for a game that has been on a hiatus for this long. Because, we definitely are not going to have another Assassin’s Creed game this year after Assassin’s Creed Origins and Ubisoft will look for something to fill in.

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Last year at E3, Yves Guillemot, CEO of Ubisoft stated that they haven't forgotten about Splinter Cell in response to a question regarding the future of the series. Looks like things are all adding up themselves and we just need some official announcement right now. We hope that the developer make a great comeback in 2018 with the newest Splinter Cell title. Also, we are hoping to get some better look at upcoming The Division 2 that was announced a few days ago.