Leaked: New Splinter Cell Game in Development
Let’s get this out of the way first… in terms of how true this could be, let’s put this one in the rumor category. Second, the leaker HAS been right before so while we’re taking all of this with a grain of salt, we’re also thinking it could very well be true. One of Ubisoft’s most iconic franchises may be returning and bringing back one of their most iconic characters with it. Sam Fisher, voiced once again by Michael Ironside could be on the way in a brand new Splinter Cell.
Coming out of NeoGAF (because where else), poster Crossing Eden stated that they have reliable insider contacts who have the skinny on upcoming Ubisoft products. Seeing as one of their contacts leaked information on Watch-Dogs 2 before it was announced, this lends some credibility to the source.
Here’s a bit of what Crossing Eden posted as a snippet from the conversation had with their contact;
“Regarding other games, I haven’t been involved with Steep or Wildlands, but I was surprised Splinter Cell didn’t appear at E3. I know Ironside is back. He was in the studio, I said Hi to him and his daughter. He was shooting a movie with Amy Jo Johnson, and I know someone who worked on that set and Ironside confirmed to him he was doing the new Splinter Cell. I know Toronto has the mocap studio for it. I’m hoping to hear or see something unofficial, if not official, this year, but its been hard to get anything beyond ‘It’s Happening.'”
In a later update to the original post, Eden mentioned their contact seeing Michael Ironside in Toronto last summer shooting for a movie called The Space Between. Sources said they spoke with Ironside who confirmed himself that he was working on a new Splinter Cell.
“The movie shoot overlapped the same week as my encounter. As I understand it, he was here for the movie first and worked in the studio visit while in town. I know UbiSoft TO has a wonderful new mocap studio.”
As rumors go this one is stacking up to look fairly legit. Not only that, it’s far past due to see Sam Fisher and Splinter Cell hit the big time again. What do you think, readers? Is a new Splinter Cell on the way?