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It is once again time to toss out another new rumor about a Splinter Cell game being in active development at Ubisoft. The latest one comes from VGC who cites multiple anonymous "development sources" that claim a new Splinter Cell game is in the earliest stages of development. These sources suggest that there's a small chance that the game will maybe be announced in 2022.

The VGC article, written by Tom "let's toss a bunch of shit at a wall and see what sticks" Henderson, says that the project has been given the greenlight at Ubisoft in an effort to appease fans upset at the total lack of a new Splinter Cell game since 2013's Splinter Cell: Blacklist.

This new title is apparently being worked on by a non-Ubisoft Montreal studio. Ubisoft Montreal had been responsible for most of the key Splinter Cell games including the original release. Ubisoft Toronto handled Blacklist. As expected, there were no additional details provided in the VGC report.

Over the past several years, Splinter Cell fans have been absolutely let down in every imaginable way. In May 2019, Ubisoft Creative Director Julian Gerighty says that a new game was in development. Ubisoft later disputed this claim. In July 2020, a rumor suggested that a VR Splinter Cell game was in development. In September 2020, that rumor was confirmed and a new Splinter Cell VR game was announced. This title will be exclusive to the Oculus VR platform.

Ubisoft has also constantly teased Splinter Cell fans in one way or another for years now. Sam Fisher has made guest appearances in games like 2018's Ghost Recon: Wildlands, 2020's Ghost Recon: Breakpoint, Rainbow Six Siege, and the very short lived F2P mobile title, Elite Squad.