Chaos Theory Online Details

Chaos Theory Online Details

Ubisoft announced that Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Chaos Theory will include the co-operative multiplayer gameplay showcased at E3 2004, as well as the adversarial style of gameplay (known as versus mode) introduced by Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow. Ubisoft's Montreal studio is developing both the single-player and cooperative multiplayer portions of Chaos Theory, while Ubisoft's Annecy studio, developers of the versus mode of Pandora Tomorrow, is creating the versus multiplayer campaign.

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow offered an exciting multiplayer revolution with the first multiplayer online hide & seek gameplay ever. Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Chaos Theory expands this experience by adding a new and innovative co-operative multiplayer gameplay, where the player will have to work with a partner to gather intel, using stealth and smarts, said Florence Alibert, Marketing Director for Ubisoft's EMEA territories. ...gamers (in Chaos Thoery) will be able to enjoy both styles as they work together to prevent a global conflict of epic proportions, or fight against each other in the addictive adversarial mode.

Co-Operative Multiplayer

The new co-operative maps in Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Chaos Theory require players to work together to accomplish crucial intelligence-gathering objectives that are directly related to the plot of the single-player game. Pairs of operatives must develop trust and be willing to depend on one another as they use a host of new gadgets and team-based maneuvers to infiltrate enemy strongholds and help Sam Fisher defuse escalating conflicts around the world. In tandem, the operatives will help each other complete tasks such as scaling walls too high to climb alone, reaching pipes too high for one person and keeping watch while hacking enemy computers. Created to support online, System Link or split-screen game sessions, the specifically-designed, unique maps emphasize stealth gameplay based on shadow detection and AI stimulus, and will force players to attain a new level of strategic coordination using a headset and microphone, or talking each other through the tension from opposite ends of the sofa. A special co-op knife challenge mode offers additional ways for players to collaborate and further enhances replayability. Graphically rich, with impressive use of shadow, light, animations, physics and sound technology, the cooperative maps will push the limits of online play and reaffirm the Splinter Cell®franchise's position as the leader in multiplayer innovation.

Versus Multiplayer

The versus multiplayer gameplay of Pandora Tomorrow, continues to evolve in Chaos Theory. Players will work as teams and will compete against each other by embodying either stealthy, third-person Shadow Net Spies with specific stealth objectives, or heavily armed, first-person Argus Mercenaries charged with protecting their compounds. In several completely new levels, players will have at their disposal a host of new cooperative maneuvers and interactions, gadgets and weapons, hand-to-hand combat actions, additional ways to taunt adversaries, and two game modes (scenario and disk hunt). With destructible items, integrated climate affects that directly impact gameplay and totally redesigned visuals designed to improve accessibility and immersion, the adversarial gameplay will make Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Chaos Theory the most diverse and immersive multiplayer game on the market.