Luckily, there’s some good news for gamers following the unfortunate Final Fantasy XV delay this morning, as a new report claims that Sam Fisher is returning for a brand new Splinter Cell game.
According to NeoGAF user Crossing Eden, who has a pretty solid track record when it comes to breaking gaming rumors, two of his sources have confirmed that an all-new Splinter Cell game is in development at Ubisoft, and it will see the return of actor Michael Ironside as Sam Fisher.
The last time we saw Ironside as Sam Fisher was in 2010’s Splinter Cell: Conviction before he was replaced with actor Eric Johnson in the most recent outing of the franchise, Splinter Cell: Blacklist, in 2013.
The source notes that Ironside was spotted at one of Ubisoft’s new mocap studios last summer and Ironside mentioned while on the set of The Space Between that he was working on a new Splinter Cell game as well.
Fans of the franchise were removed from the character with Johnson’s iteration, with many clamoring for Ironside’s return. If this rumor holds true, the next game in the franchise will see the actor reprise his role. As always when it comes to gaming rumors, take the information with a grain of salt. But, all signs are pointing to a Splinter Cell: Blacklist 2 with Ironside in tow.
Of course, it appears to be early on in the development, so don’t expect an official announcement anytime soon. It’s likely that a new Splinter Cell game would release for Xbox One, PS4, and PC, as past games have been released on all major consoles. And with Ubisoft’s CEO Vyes Guillermot’s thoughts on the Nintendo NX, we wouldn’t be surprised if it were a launch title.
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