Over the last week or so we’ve had confirmation that Sam Fisher is appearing in yet another game. Sadly no, it’s not a Splinter Cell game. In fact, it’s a game that’s quite old. It’s Rainbow Six Siege. That’s not the worst thing in the world though, because he fits thematically, and he looks bloody awesome to play as.
As you can see, Ubisoft is really doubling down on all things Splinter Cell with the latest update, Operation Shadow Legacy. I don’t think that’s a bad thing at all though. Everyone loves Splinter Cell, and the fact that it has been so long since we’ve had a game only makes Sam Fisher’s appearance all the better in Rainbow Six Siege.
Fisher has a very unique gadget, the Echelon, which is a camera that can attach and penetrate through most surfaces. It’s able to act as a camera for one side at a time, meaning any player taking on the role of Fisher, under his callsign Zero, will be able to make use of two cameras in a strategic location, if they place it right. The device is also equipped with a single shot laser on each side. This can deal damage to other gadgets, and even enemies.
I think that the community will latch onto the fact that this device functions as a weapon that can down injured enemies, and take it to the next level. Areas where you can see an ambush going on can be planted with the Echelon, allowing you to take down any enemies who might be sneaking away. It’s a new tactic that’s going to totally mix up the formula in the Siege community, which is something that this update seems to aim to do all over.
I’m very excited to see where this update takes the game. It’s been a while since Ubisoft introduced an update with just a single Operator, but I think it’s understandable given that it’s Sam Fisher, and that they’re all working from home right now. Whilst there could have been a counterpart for Fisher, I think that we’ll see them in the next update, if there is one, because Fisher himself is just such an incredible gift for the game. This update launches on September 14, 2020, so get in some practise before the game completely changes again.