Ubisoft announced they are working on a remake of the original Splinter Cell and also alleviated some of the fears the fans had about the series' future.
Splinter Cell fans have been asking for a new entry in the series for a very long time now and Ubisoft folks seem to be ready to oblige them, in a way. On December 15, 2021, the developers announced that the original Splinter Cell would get a remake but it is still early in development.
There will be some design differences, compared to the original, as this is a remake after all, not a remaster. According to the devs their definition of a remake is a "remaster and goes a little bit further with it". These were probably the words Splinter Cell fans dreaded for a long time as rumours of an open world SC game have been circulating for a while as well.
Thankfully, this is not the direction the game will be headed in as Matt West explicitly noted that even though there are some design changes, the remake will remain "linear like the original games" and it will not be made into an open world. Logtime fans are undoubtedly breathing a sigh of relief at this point - as fun as Sam Fisher's stealthy escapades are, they would undoubtedly get dull after clearing 25 outposts, climbing 32 towers and collecting 99 collectables all over the map.
Ubisoft also shared a lot more about their vision for the next game in the announcement post but you can also grab a TL;DR version of sorts in the announcement video.