Splinter Cell was such a great game at the time, so the tease of a next-gen Splinter Cell game featuring Sam Fisher sounds exciting. Michael Ironside, the voice behind Fisher, is rumored to be returning to the game.
NeoGAF user Crossing Eden has had accurate leaks in the past, with an Ubisoft source telling him that a new Splinter Cell game was in development featuring Michael Ironside. The post added: "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'".
Crossing Eden added a more detailed update to his post, adding that Ironside himself said he was working on a new Splinter Cell game: "To throw a date on this: I did see Ironside and one his daughters at the TO studio last summer. This was just good timing, as I was there on other business. I have two sources who worked on the set of The Space Between (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4682922/), which was shooting in TO. Ironside mentioned he was working on a new Splinter Cell. One source is someone I trust, the other is an acquaintance by degrees. 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".