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Splinter Cell 8 Release Date – When Will Sam Fisher Return?

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It’s been a long time since we’ve received a new Splinter Cell game from Ubisoft, with Sam Fisher’s last adventure taking place back in 2013. We’ve heard plenty of rumors about a potential Splinter Cell 8 being in the works, but each time we get our hopes up they get dashed immediately.

The latest rumor suggested that a big reveal for Splinter Cell 8 would happen at E3 2019, with Ubisoft finally going to unveil the long-awaited game. This followed a cameo that Sam Fisher made in Ubisoft’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands last year, which got fans in an uproar and had them convinced that something was coming very soon. However, it has been radio silence ever since then, so what the heck is the deal?

Well, we know that these games take several years of development to make, and that Ubisoft likely wouldn’t just toss one of their beloved characters into a game without there being more to it. This was likely a move to get Sam Fisher back into the limelight, and refuel the flames for a sequel. It’s possible that development on the game was in the very early stages at the time of the Sam Fisher Ghost Recon: Wildlands cameo, and an announcement isn’t too far off.

What we need to consider now is whether or not this will end up being a current or next-gen game. If development has been going on for a while then it will more than likely be a current-gen game, though it’s also possible that it could be a cross-gen release. Both PS5 and the next Xbox are set to launch next year, and if a new Splinter Cell launches in that window then it could launch on both PS4/PS5 and Xbox One/Next Xbox like Double Agent did for Xbox/Xbox 360 and PS2/PS3.

It’s all speculation on our part at this point, but our money’s on us not having heard the last of Sam Fisher. The series is too big of a draw for Ubisoft to ignore for too long, and with fans hungrier than ever for a sequel the opportunity is there to make a big comeback. We’ll keep you posted if any official information is released.

As part of the editorial team here at Geekreply, John spends a lot of his time making sure each article is up to snuff. That said, he also occasionally pens articles on the latest in Geek culture. From Gaming to Science, expect the latest news fast from John and team.

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Amazon’s great Fallout TV show is nominated for 16 Emmys

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Critics and fans alike went crazy for Amazon’s take on the famous role-playing game series Fallout. There were a lot of nominations for 16 Emmy awards, including Best Actor and Outstanding Drama Series. The show was able to reach audiences outside of gamers and got a lot of attention from the industry.

Eurogamer has been keeping track, and now that all the votes are in, Fallout is tied for fifth place with 23 nominations for the 76th Emmy Awards, which are put on by the US Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. With 25, The Bear has the most nominations, followed by True Detective: Night Country with 23, and Shogun with 19.

It shouldn’t be a surprise that Walton Goggins is up for Best Actor for his performance as The Ghoul. Although games will always be our first choice, it’s great that adaptations of games don’t have to be awful, and we can’t wait for the next season of the shows.

Are you surprised by how well Amazon’s version of Fallout has done in the mainstream? Is the curse of movies based on video games finally over? Leave a comment below and let us know.

 

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 Sets Dates for the Next Multiplayer Beta

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 is getting closer and closer, and Activision has announced when players will be able to get their hands on the next game. This means that there will be several chances to try it out before it comes out. If you paid a lot, you might be able to play for more than a week at the end of August and beginning of September.

Call of Duty Early Access will run from Friday, August 30th, to Wednesday, September 4th, as announced on its blog. This is two days after the Call of Duty Next showcase, which is set for August 28th. To play, you must have already bought Black Ops 6.

The open beta is the following weekend, and anyone who wants to can join. The fun will start on Friday, September 6th, and end on Monday, September 9th. The full release is set for October 25th of next month on PS5 and PS4.

How excited are you for the next Call of Duty game? Are you going to play Black Ops 6 in either the Early Access or Open Beta versions? Leave a comment below and let us know.

 

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Ten million people play The First Descendant in its first week

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The free-to-play shooter The First Descendant has gotten a lot of attention in its first week. The game’s publisher, Nexon, says that 10 million people have already tried it out.

Insider Gaming pointed out that since there is no cost up front, it’s still too early to tell how many of those players will stick around, but it’s still a big number for a new IP. On Steam alone, it peaked at 264,860 concurrents right after launch and has still managed to break 200,000 in the last 24 hours, so it looks like a lot of people are still really into the game.

It was a “mindless and repetitive grind,” and we gave The First Descendant a 3/10 in our review. Of course, that’s just one opinion; other experts have had different ones. Most people, though, say that the game’s annoying free-to-play model is the worst thing about it.

Are you one of the millions of people who played The First Descendant last week? Are you going to come back for more? Leave a comment below and let us know.

 

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