The last time we saw Sam Fisher was in 2013’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist. That was a seriously fun Splinter Cell game, but it failed to light up the charts and hit all the sales targets Ubisoft expected it to. We always wondered whether, partly, that was because something was missing. Something Michael Ironside-shaped.
Now there are rumours that Ubisoft are bringing the series back, complete with the original, gravel-voiced actor who first breathed life into Sam Fisher.
According to a reliable NeoGAF forum user:
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 it’s been hard to get anything beyond “It’s Happening”.
Ubisoft seem to be on a bring-back binge at present, after the reveal of Ghost Recon: Wildlands – as seen at this year’s E3. But we’re even more excited about the prospect of donning those night vision goggles and saving the world one more.