Splinter Cell is a dead Ubisoft franchise that fans keep praying makes a comeback since the series gave fans some of the best stealth gameplay seen in the 6th generation of gaming. Two gaming generations later and we’ve only had a few games featuring Sam Fisher since then but it looks like things might get better for the former gaming icon. Apparently, Fisher will be ditching the world of gaming (for now) and entering the world of Netflix anime in the near future.
Variety has reported that a new Splinter Cell anime is in the works for Netflix and John Wick writer Derek Kolstad will be writing this project. Considering how the John Wick movies often relied on action over stealth, it will be interesting to see how Kolstad adapts this video game franchise. Then again, these games often degrade into weird conspiracy nonsense so some of that John Wick simplicity would be appreciated.
We seriously haven’t seen a Splinter Cell game since the 7th generation of consoles. While the Xbox One does have backward compatibility, making a number of games from this series available, it’s still not the same as having a brand-new game. Ubisoft has seemingly abandoned its older franchises like Prince of Persia, Splinter Cell, and Rayman for guaranteed money games like Far Cry and Assassin’s Creed, which is capitalism at its finest.
Neither Ubisoft nor Netflix have commented on news regarding the Splinter Cell anime but we’re sure more details are coming. Ubisoft is facing some heat right now due to various assault and abuse allegations, which has led to a number of executives resigning from the company.