Sam Fisher is the kinda guy that you just can't keep down. No matter what happens around him, and to the people around him, he's like a good watch, he just keeps on ticking. The next game in the "Splinter Cell" series is bringing Fisher back to his operative roots, instead of being a rogue agent.
The game, "Splinter Cell: Blacklist" has been in development for some time now, and one of the many sequences in the game shown off last year at E3 has officially been pulled from the game.
There was a torture scene set in the game, tasking players with using a knife to extract information from a bad guy. Thanks to negative responses from early players of the game, the scene has been pulled from the final product.
"Definitely we are not going to see when the game's coming out that there are torture scenes in it. That scene is not there any more. I've not really heard anyone say they loved it," said Andrew Wilson of Ubisoft, producer of "Blacklist."
With the scene being shown of last year at E3, and early players not having a finished product, the negative thoughts on the scene could be due to missing context. The scene would then appear to be "touch material" said Wilson.
"We've scaled a lot of that back, and as we've gone through the process of development there are always things that you feel are not working as well. Every game does this, and cuts certain things," said Wilson.
There are a ton of games that launch missing various levels, scenes, music, etc. It's no surprise that a major scene is getting pulled from the game. The question that remains now is if they pulled it completely from the game, or just tried to hid the sequence in the game's code.