In an interview with Italian site Multiplayer.it, Ward said: “There is this return of Splinter Cell that is supposed to be a conclusive episode, but I’m not sure about this part.
“They have not yet figured out whether to do it in 2021. It was going to release in 2020, and then COVID-19 happened, and several big projects in 2020 got delayed. Others went on, like Cyberpunk 2077 on which I have almost finished working.”
Ward added: “But I am sure that Splinter Cell will return, this is a fact.”
It remains to be seen whether Splinter Cell will get announced at the upcoming Xbox event, or whether it could be revealed in a future Ubisoft stream.
But we have seen Microsoft and Ubisoft working together in the run-up to the Xbox Series X launch to promote Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.
So it wouldn’t be a surprise to see them partner once again for another new game reveal.