Microsoft’s latest Xbox One backward-compatibility efforts have been revealed, and they offer a bit of a treat for stealth fans, with two Splinter Cell titles – Blacklist and Double Agent – playable on Xbox One from today.
Both are largely excellent instalments of Ubisoft’s sadly neglected stealth series, with Splinter Cell Double Agent being the earlier of the pair. Two completely separate games, sharing the same name, locations, and general plot released in 2006, with one version launching on Xbox, PS2, GameCube, and Wii. A second, flashier instalment, made its way to PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 – which is, of course, the version we’re dealing with today.
It’s business as usual as Double Agent begins, but this fourth series instalment soon ventures into new narrative territory when Sam Fisher is dismissed from the Third Echelon following some devastating news. Although your ultimate goal is, once again, to quash a terrorist threat, Double Agent – as its name suggests – aligns players with both the good guys and bad guys.