Splinter Cell: Blacklist director leaves Ubisoft for Arkham Origins developer

Patrick Redding now a creative director at Warner Bros. Games Montreal, according to his LinkedIn profile.

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Splinter Cell: Blacklist director Patrick Redding has left Ubisoft to join Warner Bros. Games Montreal.

Superannuation noticed that the developer says he's joined the Batman: Arkham Origins studio as a creative director, his LinkedIn profile states.

GamesIndustry notes that Redding joined Ubisoft Montreal in 2004 to work on Far Cry: Instincts, and was the narrative designer for Far Cry 2. He joined the Splinter Cell team in 2009.

Warner Bros. Games Montreal has also worked on the Batman: Arkham City Armoured Edition for Wii U and Lego: Legends of Chima Online.

It is unknown what project Redding is working on, but the move suggests the studio could be gearing up for a major new title.

Discussion

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graceemjohnsin
graceemjohnsin

Ghost Recon Future Soldier had a nice following until they abandoned it in Nov. 2012. When they dropped the price to $20 a lot of people picked it up and by then they already left the project. Now you can barely get into a game because of the small number of servers available.  http://qr.net/rGQc

Daian
Daian

He was the narrative designer for Far Cry 2? Eww, that game was a stain on the Far Cry name, I hope he doesn't mess up whatever he's working on too.

eternaldragoonx
eternaldragoonx

Maybe we can go back to games like Chaos Theory now.

Martyr77
Martyr77

I wonder in his new job if they will teach him how to make buggy games then focus on DLC.

EasyComeEasyGo
EasyComeEasyGo

Good luck with your new Job Patrick Redding you'll need it.

2Black2Strong
2Black2Strong

@Daian  It was. That was the bastard child of the series like Fast & Furious: Tokyo Drift

2Black2Strong
2Black2Strong

@eternaldragoonx  You obviously didnt play Blacklist. Before speaking, try playing the game first because you sound like an idiot. Blacklist had EVERYTHING Chaos Theory had and then some. Best SC game to date hands down. They even included upside down strangle, knife kill, knockout and cutting canvas tents with your knife for alternate routes genius. CT was slow paced by design NOT choice. Blacklist can be played in any style you choose. 

2Black2Strong
2Black2Strong

@Martyr77  What DLC? That game has no significant DLC whatsoever and it's a great game too. I only see weapon DLC. Ubisoft is a notorious for abandoning games online. Ghost Recon Future Soldier had a nice following until they abandoned it in Nov. 2012. When they dropped the price to $20 a lot of people picked it up and by then they already left the project. Now you can barely get into a game because of the small number of servers available. 

mkeezay22
mkeezay22

@Martyr77 They also have to teach him how to not fix game breaking bugs no matter how much they bother him, if the game sells below expectations abandon ship and announce you aren't fixing shit... but still release the DLC of course.

Tradewind75
Tradewind75

@2Black2Strong To be fair, that movie is probably better than whatever is happening to the franchise at the moment (I haven't followed the F&F series past the fourth installment fearing how little it has been improving, eventually worsening).

jr88Brutus
jr88Brutus

Blacklist was the first SC game that I got into. I love the choice to play how you want. I can't wait til they make a PS4 Splinter Cell game.

quakke
quakke

@2Black2Strong  

Blacklist was Conviction with Chaos Theory aesthetics. It should have been Chaos Theory with Chaos Theory aesthetics. Forexample you cannot holster your weapon in Blacklist, you cannot jump on your own, you can only either run or walk not do anything in between (eg. jog). Blacklist has linear badly designed levels, dumb upgrade/loadout system.. Blacklist was terrible and didn't live up to SC name.

PrpleTrtleBuBum
PrpleTrtleBuBum

@2Black2Strong Design is everything.


But this seems like match made in heaven. Instincts, FC2, Blacklist and Origins, all games I could easily live without. He managed to avoid FC1, FC3, the 4 first SCs and the first 2 Arkhams, all games I couldn't live without.

Alexrmf
Alexrmf

@Tradewind75 @2Black2Strong  you missed the best movies then... starting with the 4th, the franchise looks great... it's basically a great team-up of all the people in the past movies... highly recommended