Things have changed to Splinter Cell, I know. But as far as Blacklist is concerned, I'm not gunna count my chickens before they hatch i.e., I wouldnt start assuming the worst before actually seeing/playing the finished product. It's already been said that Blacklist will offer more than one way of the getting the job done, bigger maps, and who knows what else?
Make no mistake, I'm heartbroken over the absence of Ironside just like anybody else. He was and always will be the original voice that put Sam on the map. Ironside is Fisher. But Ironside is gone.
Everybody deserves a chance, so let's see what Eric Johnson can do.