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More Splinter Cell arrives on Backwards Compatibility

Not one, but two Splinter Cell games have made their way to the Xbox One Backwards Compatibility program.  Sam Fisher makes his triumphant return.  Sort of.

Xbox’s one true killer app soldiers on from strength to strength.  With the latest addition to the awesome Backward Compatibility program being games that I’m huge fans of.  Splinter Cell Blacklist and Double Agent join Conviction in the program.  That’s right, outside of the Ghost Recon special operations mission, you can finally get some Sam Fisher action on the Xbox One.

Splinter Cell Blacklist was the last release of the game that came out way back in 2013.  It featured the first time in the franchise that the voice actor for Sam Fisher (Micheal Ironside) was changed.  I have to admit I wasn’t a fan of that move by Ubisoft.  The second game, Double Agent, was the first Splinter Cell game released for Xbox 360.  The entire team here was hugely disappointed when there was no mention of a new game in the series during E3 2018.  So I guess this is a close is it will get when it comes to playing this series on current gen hardware.

At this rate, with more and more of my old Xbox 360 games library making its way onto Xbox One, I might reach a point where I will no longer need to keep the aged console.  And that’s a good thing really.  It seems Microsoft’s master plan is for us to take our old library with us into future consoles.  Meaning I don’t have to continue owning multiple old gen consoles just to keep playing my old library of games.  Erh…Sony?  Are you paying attention?  (Prays to the gaming gods to add backwards compatibility to PS5)

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