Thursday, January 29, 2015
Fans Had “Kneejerk Reaction”, “Uninformed” Reaction To Splinter Cell: Blacklist Reveal

Fans Had “Kneejerk Reaction”, “Uninformed” Reaction To Splinter Cell: Blacklist Reveal

Fans who responded with gamer rage when Splinter Cell: Blacklist was revealed, complaining about the stealth title’s apparent new, more action-oriented direction were uninformed, Blacklist director David Footman told Eurogamer. He believes the reaction was unwarranted.

“Everyone can make kneejerk reactions to a vertical slice of the game that are really uninformed as to what the whole experience is like,” Footman told the site. “We really have to be patient as we roll out each item about the game.”

“The proof is always going to be in the pudding. Talk is talk, and it is just all talk right now. We really need to get a demo out there, for people to see how you can ghost levels, to see the gameplay. It seems to be an overreaction because people are just seeing the ‘pow!’, the explosiveness.”

Footman went on to say that the they unveiled the “controversial” trailer for the game’s E3 2012 reveal because they wanted people to talk about it. Controversy sells.

“What we showed at E3 was very explosive, very violent. That kind of stuff tends to get shown, but as we roll out different aspects of the game you’ll see a lot more diversity and lot more of what hardcore fans are expecting to see.

What people won’t say, but what they’ll dance around, is that is the price of freedom to protect Americans and their sedans and SUVs.”

Splinter Cell: Blacklist will see a release in Spring 2013 on PS3, Xbox 360 and PC.

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  • Joshua Tompkins

    Is this guy an inept moron? His comments are the unwarranted ones. He talks about the reactions being uninformed, but they are reactions to the INFORMATION that he has released. So, they are informed reactions on what they know. I can’t believe that he thought people would be praising the more action based gameplay. People have been asking for a full stealth game for Splinter Cell since the last game, and you come out and show this full on action based game. People want stealth, so show stealth and you do not have to worry about reactions. I am sick of this appeal to a larger audience mentality and then get pissed off and call the core fan base, that made the franchise what it is, uninformed. “It seems to be an overreaction because people are just seeing the ‘pow!’, the explosiveness.” Then show what the people want!!!! This generation has almost ruined gaming for me. The fanboys are worse, online communities are full a bunch of haters that would rather call you names and scream at you than play like a team, and the constant bitching from developers about fans, who hate to see their favorite franchise get ruined so that they can appeal to a wider audience.

  • nick

    how can people be informed when the information you gave is what is causing the problem.
    people reacted complaining this is a mindless action game because that is how YOU portrayed it!
    yes people were uninformed but that was because of you, not because they were too lazy, or misunderstood what was shown.
    they should of showed off the latest trailer, the one where they went in killing no one, first.
    then this would not of happened!
    sorry ubisoft, but you have no one but yourselves to blame for the reaction this got!

  • nick

    right, so you released the trailer to cause contrevercy?
    well, thats exactly what you got so why are you bitching!?
    they really should of shown off a different level, something with allot more stealth and hiding envolved.
    then that would of got people talking about the game, and in a good way instead of making fans get the shits and loose their interest!

  • Ernice Gilbert

    Both you guys are right. I just can’t see why they’re upset when the intended to set off the uproar with the “controversial” footage in the first place.