Italian Voice Actor for Sam Fisher Says New SPLINTER CELL Game Will Be Released Next Year
According to Italian voice actor Luca Ward, Ubisoft is hard at work on a new entry in the Splinter Cell series that was supposed to make its debut this year before the COVID-19 pandemic changed the game (literally).
The renowned Italian voice actor for Sam Fisher revealed that exciting information during a recent interview with Multiplayer.it about dubbing CD Projekt Red's Cyberpunk 2077 in which he plays the Italian version of Johnny Silverhand, who's portrayed by Keanu Reeves (Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, Speed) in the original.
Furthermore, Ward believes that the long-rumoured Splinter Cell title will launch in 2021, suggesting that the French publisher has been developing said production for quite a while now. Quite interestingly, the actor has been teasing the stealth franchise's long-awaited return since January 2019 when he changed his banner on Facebook to include an image of the iconic three green lights of Fisher's multi-vision goggles.
Unfortunately for fans, it seems that the rumoured conclusion to Fisher's story won't be a big-budget sequel to Splinter Cell: Blacklist, as Ubisoft Düsseldorf — makers of the upcoming Prince of Persia: The Dagger of Time VR experience — is allegedly co-developing a VR game set in the Splinter Cell world with Facebook.
It's worth remembering that SC: Conviction and Blacklist Creative Director Maxime Béland has resigned from Ubisoft following allegations of sexual misconduct at the company, including its Ubisoft Toronto division Béland return to only in January to play a pivotal role as part of the publisher's restructured editorial team.
As a friendly reminder, Michael Ironside's hero recently invaded Ghost Recon Breakpoint's island of Auroa in eight all-new missions, offering ten Splinter Cell-themed rewards (including the 4th Echelon Goggles).
At the time of this writing, Ubisoft had not revealed any official plans to produce a new Splinter Cell game.