Eagle-eyed Reddit user LordLoucorn spotted a Splinter Cell easter egg lurking in the depths of The Division 2’s latest DLC. This has fans convinced Ubisoft is working behind the scenes to make a long-overdue return to the popular stealth series!
In the arcade on Coney Island, players can spot a teddy bear, stylishly sporting Sam Fisher’s iconic trifocal goggles. This isn’t the first time Ubisoft has referenced its own games inside of other games. There’s an arcade machine for Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon in Watch Dogs 2. You can even spot Assassin symbols in Rainbow Six Siege, if you look closely!
What Other Easter Eggs Are There in The Division 2?
It might not mean anything. Not every easter egg actually means anything more than a fun little nod to the fans. I still think it’s cute. But it’s worth remembering that the company isn’t a stranger to teasing upcoming games through easter eggs. The Blume Corporation from 2014’s Watch Dog’s was mentioned in Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, which came out in 2013. There’s even a poster in The Division 2, which might be hinting at the setting of the next Assassin’s Creed game.
Stuff from the Splinter Cell universe has even been popping up in other games. This is only making us more excited! If you play Far Cry New Dawn, you can see a stealth suit and goggles. It’s even leaking into the Assassin’s Creed world – Lyla Hassan, the heroine from Odyssey, come across the goggles and wonders if they belong to the Third or Fourth Echelon. Cute little reference, or a sign of something to come?…
Ubisoft has promised that they haven’t forgotten about the franchise, promising a “new type of experience” for fans. Couple this with Sam Fisher’s voice actor teasing a new game, we don’t think they could be much clearer!
Ubisoft and Facebook have also agreed to take Assassin’s Creed and Splinter Cell into the Oculus portfolio. They claim the latest project is drawing from “one of Ubisoft’s greatest IPs” for an “outstanding story experience” in virtual reality. We think it’s only a matter of time before we hear something exciting…
Still, it’s important to remember there’s been no official word yet, so we’ll have to wait for now. Make sure you keep up to date on our Facebook page for all the latest news!
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