remake of original splinter Cell Will update the game’s story “for a modern audience,” it turns out.
The news comes via a job listing for a screenwriter to work on the game at Ubisoft’s Toronto studio (seen by PSU).
“Using the first Splinter Cell game as our foundation, we are rewriting and updating the story for a modern-day audience,” the posting reads. “We want to maintain the spirit and themes of the original game while exploring our characters and world to make them more authentic and believable.
“As a screenwriter at Ubisoft Toronto, you will join the narrative team and help create a cohesive and compelling narrative experience for a new audience of Splinter Cell fans.”
Original 2002 Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Clancy is a classic stealth game with a densely plotted detective story long associated with the brand. NSA agent Sam Fischer is sent to Georgia to investigate the disappearances of two CIA agents, and gradually uncovers a plot of genocide in Azerbaijan and a cyberattack on the United States.
While the game’s themes are not exactly dated, it is clearly set in 2004, and much of the technical and geopolitical context for such a story would have changed greatly over the past 20 years. It’s also fair to say that Clancy’s rushed, interventionist approach to foreign policy is far less tasteful and fashionable now than it was in 2002. Ubisoft’s new screenwriters and the remake’s creative team will have a difficult line to walk as they reimagine the story for the modern. players.
Ubisoft announced splinter Cell The remake in December last year after a lengthy silence on the future of the once popular stealth franchise. (its last entry, splinter Cell Blacklist, came out in 2013.) No release date or platform has been announced for the remake. Ubisoft Toronto is building the game into Ubisoft’s Snowdrop engine — the foundation for the Division series, as well as Ubisoft’s upcoming Avatar and Star Wars titles.
The job ad promises “an opportunity to be part of a valuable franchise rebuilt on Ubisoft’s Snowdrop engine to deliver next-generation visuals and modern stealth gameplay while preserving what is at the heart of the Splinter Cell experience”.