Ubisoft Toronto Communitiy Developer, Zach Cooper, has answered some of our questions on their upcoming third-person shooter, Splinter Cell: Blacklist.
The video discusses non-lethal combat, the in-game economy system and map variety. In regards to the economy system, your first thought might be microtransactions in the game, but that isn't what Ubisoft is referring to at all. As you'll see in the video, the economy system refers to the way that the game rewards you for doing certain objectives. For example, if you take an enemy out completely stealthily - meaning nobody sees you do it, the game is going to reward you for your efforts. Likely those rewards will play out for things like weapon upgrades and perhaps equipment as in previous Splinter Cell titles.
The video is embedded above, so just click play and enjoy! Splinter Cell: Blacklist will be launching in the Spring of 2013.