Update June 13, 2017: Ubisoft have just had what was arguably their strongest E3 show in a long while, but there was one game conspicuously missing from the lineup: Splinter Cell. In a Reddit AMA, CEO Yves Guillemot hinted that it’s not dead, however.
“Splinter Cell is a brand we talk about a lot. It’s also personally one of my favourite series. We don’t have anything specific to share at the moment but teams are working on different things, so stay tuned for more,” he said.
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Elsewhere, the CEO spoke about a bunch of other things, from what it means to be independent – with the threat of a looming Vivendi takeover – how it feels to kill a project, and even what chocolate he likes.
In one response, he explained that Rainbow Six Siege’s server issues were a “personal priority.”
“Whenever the servers go down, I know within about a minute,” he says. “I am working with many different teams to solve those problems as I know that this is as important to your enjoyment of the game as the gameplay itself. We are already rolling out fixes like Operation Health that is all about improving the core infrastructure and we hope that this is a step in the right direction.”
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Original Story June 11, 2017: Following Ubisoft’s press conference on Monday, CEO Yves Guillemot will be hosting a Q&A session on June 13.As his first ever AMA, this is the time to spring any burning questions on Monsieur Guillemot.
The question of Vivendi’s potential takeover of Ubisoft will no doubt come up, as Guillemot has been actively been defending his company from a hostile takeover ever since February of last year. With Vivendi now owning a majority share in Ubisoft’s sibling company Gameloft, Guillemot is trying to rally other shareholders to increase their hold on the publisher. This shareholder battle is likely to continue for a long while yet, so expect Guillemot to be quite forthcoming should anyone ask a question about it.
If it isn’t announced at least somewhere at E3, expect multiple questions about Beyond Good and Evil 2, as well as queries about the possibility of any more Prince of Persia or Rayman games. With Rayman Legends being one of the greatest platformers in living memory, it would be a shame if Ubisoft leaves it behind for more Rabbids-related games.
There will, of course, be plenty of things to ask Monsieur Guillemot about following tomorrow’s press conference, so have your pen and paper at the ready if a particularly pointed question flies into your mind. There is currently no set time for the AMA on r/IAMA, so expect a time to be announced sometime during Ubisoft’s E3 press conference.
I can already tell you that I’m going to be the personal continually asking about a sequel to From Dust.