While Splinter Cell: Blacklist was a great game, one thing that just didn’t seem right was the fact that Sam Fisher was no longer voiced by Michael Ironside. Eric Johnson did a solid job in his own right, but considering Ironside’s voice was one fans had been hearing since 2002 it just didn’t seem right.
However, if the latest rumor is to be believed that could all be changing. According to a NeoGAF user with “reliable contacts,” not only is there a new Splinter Cell game in development, but original Sam Fisher voice actor Michael Ironside will be returning. Here’s what the source said:
“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.””
The NeoGAF user then updated the post claiming that Ironside himself confirmed that he would be returning to the series with the next Splinter Cell game that is currently in development. There was nothing more to share beyond this info, but it certainly adds fuel to the rumors that have been going around for a while now regarding a new Splinter Cell.