The Displace Offices comrpise the primary administrative center for Displace International, a leading military PMC for the United States of America.
The Displace Offices occupy the top three floors of the Hantz Center in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. It is a highly secure facility with all of the latest security features, and is heavily guarded by the various mercenaries in Displace's employ. Besides offices, the facility also includes a shooting range, various server farms, an exercise room, etc. The main server room is restricted to only a handful of personnel, and is locked like a vault when not in use. Among the offices included are those of Displace CEO Douglas Shetland and VIP Protection head Milan Nedich.
2007 Cyber Attacks/Blackouts of 2007Edit
In 2007 during the unfolding crisis in East Asia, New York City, Japan, and the majority of the Eastern American Seaboard were subjected to massive blackouts caused by an unknown source. Third Echelon immediately suspected that the attack was instigated by the party that had successfully acquired the Masse Kernels to further promote the East Asia Crisis for their own gains. Having recovered evidence of Displace International's possible involvement, Third Echelon sent Splinter Cell Agent Sam Fisher to the Displace Offices to search for answers. The mission was kept highly classified to ensure that Third Echelon remained in favor with the government and the Pentagon, who maintained numerous contracts with Displace.
Sam infiltrated the building to find out if Displace was involved in the crisis or not while New York City continued to endure the blackout. He entered a rooftop vent and made his way above a conference room where he witnessed a new technology where the specialized glass used in the offices could be made "solid" or "transparent". He soon left to track down an executive's briefcase which he is able to hack it with his goggles. Once he gathers the information he makes his way into the vent above the main server room. He then rappeled downward to access the computers but learns that Nedich shunted the data; before long the lights came back on and Sam retreated into the vents. He then left to find and interrogate Milan Nedich in his office, as he had been implicated in the blackouts and the protection of Abrahim Zherkezhi, who was believed to have initiated the cyber attack that caused the blackouts. On his way he learned from a conversation that Milan Nedich is really Milos Novak and soon reached his office. However, Milan was not present, so Fisher instead hacked into his computer. There, he discovered that Milan has moved Zherkezhi to a safehosue in Hokkaido, Japan, and that Shetland may also be involved. Fisher extracted and soon was sent to Sapporo to find Zherkezhi.
The Displace Offices were likely seized by the government after the U.S. discovered that Displace was one of the major architects of the war that had occurred in East Asia.
- In the Hokkaido level, Milan Nedich reveals to his men that the Displace offices were turned over by the Feds, suggesting that the government was catching on to their activities.
- The Displace Offices are the only location where Fisher can manipulate the glass to appear either opaque or transparent, using the fiber technology that Displace had been investing heavily in.
- One of the optional objectives of this level is to discover the true identity of Milan Nedich, whose true name is accidentally uttered by an executive during a conversation in an employee lounge. If this is not completed, the player will discover Milan's real name in the following mission. Note: EEV has built-in microphone, but you need to point it at the correct direction that it can record, you don't really need to enter the room, equip the EEV and look at the wall then it should work. Optional objectives like this can be missed, so once encountered, do not go away because they will not do the same conversation again.