Remake of the classic stealth ’em up Splinter Cell will be rewritten and updated for a “modern audience,” according to a job posting for the project. Ubisoft Toronto is looking for a scriptwriter for the new Splinter Cell, which it says uses the original as a “platform” and is aimed at a “new audience of Splinter Cell fans”. I hate to share that with you Ubisoft, but I’m not sure the kids dig up the killer military spy Tom Clancy.
Script writer’s job posting was discovered by PSU. “Using the first Splinter Cell game as our foundation, we’re rewriting and updating the story for a modern-day audience,” the ad reads. “We wanted to keep the spirit and theme of the original game while exploring our characters and the world to make them more authentic and believable.” I just hope Sam Fisher interrupts his quest to check BookTok occasionally. You can view the full job advertisement here.
Ubisoft disclosure intend to remake Splinter Cell in December 2021, and they’ve been pretty tight-lipped about it ever since. We know it’s built on their proprietary Snowdrop engine and based on the original game from 2002. To be fair, a lot has changed over the past twenty years so updating the script and characters. very meaningful. Ubisoft is still recruiting for the remake, looking to fill many positions for the project on the narrative, programming, and art teams.
It’s been almost ten years since the last proper game in the series, Splinter Cell: Blacklist. Although Ubisoft is resurrecting the franchise from a long period of inactivity, they have promised that the Ol’ Splinter Cell magic will be maintained. “What we’re trying to do is make sure the spirit of the original games remains intact, in all of the ways that gave the original Splinter Cell identity,” said producer Matt West. when the project is announced. West emphasized that the new game will be linear, not open world.
The Splinter Cell remake doesn’t have a release date yet. They’re still hiring content writers and designers, so it’ll be a while before we start playing.