Report: New Splinter Cell in development, will feature Michael Ironside

Ubisoft is working on a fresh instalment in the Splinter Cell franchise with Michael Ironside reprising his role as hero Sam Fisher, according to a NeoGAF insider.

"I haven’t been involved with Steep or Wildlands, but I was surprised Splinter Cell didn’t appear at E3," the tipster said. "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’."

No further details are known at this point, and it remains unknown as to which Ubisoft studio is developing the game. 

Still, reports of Ironside’s involvement will no doubt please long-time fans, seeing as how he has voiced Fisher since the series’ inception in 2002. Understandably, fans were a bit miffed with Ironside was replaced for 2013’s Splinter Cell Blacklist.

We’ll have more on the new Splinter Cell as we get it.