Someone over on popular gaming forum NeoGaf has received word that there's a new Splinter Cell in development at Ubisoft. According the rumour, the game will also see Michael Ironside return to work on the series.
The source also suggests that Ironside has already been seen at the publisher's mocap studio in Toronto, where Ubisoft does a lot of work on their games (such as Watch Dogs 2 and For Honor):
"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.'"
Eric Johnson played Sam Fisher in the last Spinter Cell game (2013's Blacklist), although Ironside had a hand in working with Johnson on that role (as you can see in the trailer below). Is there a similar setup in place this time around?
Ubisoft has not yet officially announced the new Splinter Cell. However, after the launch Blacklist, then Ubisoft producer Jade Raymond did promise that the series would continue. Now we'll just have to wait and see if this report is true