After years of creating followers undergo, Ubisoft lastly introduced in December 2021 that Splinter Cell is, significantly and for actual, coming again in a full remake that it promised will accommodate the “refined palate” of recent players. Courtesy of a Ubisoft Toronto job itemizing noticed by PlayStation Universe, we have now obtained a barely higher concept of what meaning.

Rather than a straight-up remaster of the unique Splinter Cell, producer Matt West stated when the remake was introduced that builders are “[re]building it from the ground up” whereas attempting to make sure that “the spirit of the early games remains intact.” A visible overhaul is clearly within the playing cards—sorry to inform you this however Splinter Cell is 20 years outdated—and a few design components are additionally being redone “to match player comfort and expectations.”

“We’re going to be straddling the line between the spirit of the old and the comfort of the new, so that we can excite and surprise new players but also make sure that when our returning players pick up the controller, they have that sigh of relief, saying, ‘Ahhh, they got it’,” West stated on the time.

But together with updates to know-how and accessibility, the job itemizing for a Splinter Cell scriptwriter signifies that the story can also be going to be extensively rejiggered.

“Using the first Splinter Cell game as our foundation we are rewriting and updating the story for a modern-day audience,” it states. “We want to keep the spirit and themes of the original game while exploring our characters and the world to make them more authentic and believable. As a Scriptwriter 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.”

It’s been a very long time since I performed Splinter Cell so I can not say I recall any side of the game that leaps out as being in instant want of change. But the world itself has modified over the previous couple of many years, and Splinter Cell’s sophisticated mixture of ex-Soviet strongmen and Chinese renegades (and the inherent jingoism of Tom Clancy’s worldview normally) in all probability would not go over with a broad viewers of players now in addition to it did in 2002. Nor, for that matter, wouldn’t it make a hell of lots of sense: Georgia, the nation on the heart of Splinter Cell, was an impartial nation in 2002 however has been below partial Russian occupation since a 2008 invasion.

An up to date story is ok by me. I do not think about the unique Splinter Cell narrative to be such a traditional of storytelling that it must be preserved in amber for all eternity. What I’m considerably hung up on is the likelihood (chance?) of a brand new voice actor for the lead character. Michael Ironside embodied Sam Fisher to perfection in my ears, and I’m simply undecided I can settle for anybody else within the function. (And sure, I introduced this up when the remake was introduced, too. I’m very critical about it.)

But that is a far-off concern for now. There’s nonetheless no indication of a launch date, and if Ubisoft continues to be within the means of nailing down the story, I count on it will be fairly some time but earlier than we hear something strong.