The Splinter Cell remake simply misplaced its director

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Splinter Cell followers could be a bit sensitive about their game franchise of alternative. That’s comprehensible, contemplating there hasn’t been a brand new entry within the sequence since 2013’s Blacklist. A remake of the unique Splinter Cell is subsequent on Ubisoft’s docket, however it simply hit a street bump.

As noticed by VGC, director David Grivel has left the remake mission. The departure marks the tip of 11 years at Ubisoft, and his tenure there runs the gamut of franchises like Murderer’s Creed, Far Cry, and naturally Splinter Cell. “Summing it up in a single submit is quasi-impossible however I need to say, I’ve been fortunate,” Grivel said on LinkedIn. “And so, I need to give a heartfelt thanks to everybody I labored with at Ubisoft and say ‘au revoir.’” Grivel ends his goodbye submit by telling of us to “keep tuned” for when he pronounces his new gig.

So where does this go away the Splinter Cell remake? At the very least one commenter on Grivel’s submit sees this departure as a nasty signal, and that can actually be echoed by different Splinter Cell followers. Because it stands, the Splinter Cell remake was formally introduced in December 2021, not even a full 12 months earlier than Grivel’s exit. Nevertheless, contemplating we’ve no introduced launch date nor any gameplay trailer, it could appear the remake is in very early phases of manufacturing. From that standpoint, there must be no want to fret. Ubisoft is an enormous firm and may fill a directorial function moderately simply.

That mentioned, it’s comprehensible if Splinter Cells followers are wearied by this information. Lengthy earlier than the remake was confirmed, the one factor they needed to look ahead to was a Splinter Cell VR game. That has since been canceled, alongside different Ubisoft initiatives like Ghost Recon Frontline.

By all accounts, work on the the Splinter Cell remake continues to be in full swing. At this early stage, we no less than know that the game gained’t be open world.