Splinter Cell Director Ubisoft Maxime Beland

Some interesting things are happening at Ubisoft, and they could signal the return of a legendary game hero. Maxime Beland, who served as creative director for the Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell series, originally left less than a year ago. His new role was working with Epic Games on Fortnite. However, an interesting shift has occurred according to VGC, as he’s reportedly now back at Ubisoft.

Does this mean Splinter Cell is coming back?

In the new role, Beland will serve as vice president of Ubisoft’s influential editorial team. With his guidance, several devs will see support with their individual franchises.

We’re not sure what drove Beland to make a return to the company. However, this opens up some interesting speculation.

There’s been talk that Splinter Cell would make some kind of comeback, fueled by Sam Fisher’s recent appearance in Ghost Recon Wildlands. Since then, however, we haven’t heard anything. But… considering Ubisoft has a press conference coming up at E3, there’s always the possibility. And the company has unleashed surprises before.

The series has been dormant since the release of Splinter Cell: Blacklist a few years ago. However, considering it’s sold pretty well, it wouldn’t hurt to see the series make some sort of comeback, with Michael Ironside back in his role as Sam Fisher.

Ubisoft has noted that it intends to make changes to its editorial team. The focus on this is to make them “more agile and better accompany our development teams around the world as they create the best gaming experiences for players.” Splinter Cell would fit right in with this.

We’ll have to wait and see what the company has in mind. In the meantime, congrats to Beland on making a return.

You can see what the previous Splinter Cell game, Blacklist, looked like way back in 2013. It’s available now on the uPlay shop.

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