Ubisoft has filed a new trademark for Splinter Cell, fuelling rumours that Sam Fisher will soon be returning in the stealth series.
Recently, reputable industry insider and journalist Tom Henderson claimed that a new Splinter Cell game is on the way. Furthermore, he also claimed that it will be an open-world game.
“Ubisoft’s Splinter Cell game that is in early development is currently scoped as a… You guessed it… Open World of sorts” tweeted Henderson. “A more stealthy version of Assassin’s Creed” “Similar to how Halo Infinite has done its Open World.”
However, fuel has been thrown onto the speculative fire because Ubisoft has now filed a trademark for Splinter Cell. Exciting! As reported by Exputer.com, the trademark was made on Justia Trademarks this month on December 6th.
The trademark in question mentions just about covers every form of media from video games, TV, movies, live performances and more. Of course, this trademark could just be Ubisoft protecting one of its leading properties. However, I believe in the saying that there’s “no smoke without fire”.
Splinter Cell is a game that fans have been desperate to see return, and many have grown frustrated in having to make do with Sam Fisher appearing as cameos in other properties. The last game in the series to release was Splinter Cell: Blacklist in 2013. So, it’s fair to say that a return is long overdue.
Would you love to see Splinter Cell finally return? If it does, I really hope that we have Michael Ironside reprising his role. We can only live in hope. Let us know your thoughts across our social media channels.
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