A report from VGC states that Ubisoft has finally greenlit a new mainline Splinter Cell game. Right now, it’s unclear which studios are working on the game, but the lead developer is reportedly outside of Ubisoft’s traditional Montreal area. It is also reportedly in early production right now, but it could be officially announced sometime next year.
Unfortunately, that is all of the information about this supposed new Splinter Cell game. Ubisoft has brought back series protagonist Sam Fisher in many different ways, but not in a new, modern game. He had a cameo appearance in Ghost Recon: Breakpoint, and Splinter Cell VR games are in the works for Oculus hardware. Additionally, Sam Fisher became a playable Operator in Rainbow Six Siege. There was also an animated series reported to be in the works. It really seems like Ubisoft tried its hardest to place Fisher in everything except a traditional new game, which is what everyone wants instead.
The last mainline game was Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist, which was released on PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Wii U back in August 2013. Hopefully we’ll hear more about this new game soon and it doesn’t end up like Beyond Good & Evil 2, which was announced in 2017 and still has shown no indication of actually releasing.