The next Splinter Cell game might be further along than we originally thought, according to a listing for a new Splinter Cell title found on Amazon Canada.
Originally spotted and posted by a Reddit user, the listing was for Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell 2018 and didn’t include any box art. Obviously, this was a placeholder name, but it could indicate that something is on the horizon for the Splinter Cell series.
The last time we heard about Splinter Cell, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot said at E3 2017 that Ubisoft’s top brass were “receiving lots of sketches and proposals around the brand, and we’re going to pick one up. I think you will be able to see something, but you will have to wait for that.” In other words, the sequel to Splinter Cell: Blacklist is obviously being considered for development, but nothing specific has been decided yet.
However, this recent Amazon listing could hint that Ubisoft has decided to greenlight a new Splinter Cell, and may even be ready to reveal the title by E3 2018.
Ubisoft recently stated that it has four big titles scheduled to launch by early 2019. The Crew 2 and Skull & Bones are both scheduled to arrive by early 2019, and now The Division 2 has been announced and promised as a major presence for Ubisoft at E3 2018. However, that still leaves one title, and our best guess is either between Watch Dogs 3 or the next Splinter Cell. At the very least, we can almost guarantee at least one of them will be revealed at E3 2018.
The second most recent Splinter Cell title, Splinter Cell: Conviction, was recently added to the Xbox One backward compatibility program and the follow-up to that, the excellent Blacklist, came out almost five years ago. We’re ready for a new Splinter Cell game, especially if Michael Ironside is set to return as Sam Fisher, as previously reported.