Why Michael Ironside Isnt In Splinter Cell: Blacklist
During an interview , Max Beland, the director of Blacklist, explained the change of voice actors in Splinter Cell Blacklist.
The decision was mainly based on Ubisoft Toronto’s decision on focusing on advancements in performance capture technology, this brand new form of performance capture requires the actors to physically act out the scenes featured in the game while speaking their lines which adds more realistic animations and also offers more believable deliverance of lines. Sadly Michael Ironside is over 60 years old and the demands of the new performance capture technology is simply not realistic.
Therefore we now have a new voice actor in Splinter Cell, Eric Johnson.