The Montreuil, France-headquartered video game developer Ubisoft, on Wednesday, bombed its fans with a great news – confirming the remake of Splinter Cell video game. The development is being led by Ubisoft Toronto.
According to the company, the first installment in the video game series ‘Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell – 2002’ will be rebuilt as new for the fans across the world by leveraging Ubisoft’s own Snowdrop engine. The engine will help the company deliver new-generation visuals and gameplay. It is important to note that the same engine was used to develop Ubisoft’s Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, and the upcoming Star Wars game.
A new Splinter Cell game was rumoured for years since the last installment ‘Splinter Cell Blacklist 2013’, but finally, we have an announcement by the company over Twitter,
Ubisoft also uploaded a video presentation on YouTube on Wednesday, depicting various clips from the 2002’s Splinter Cell video game and statements from the Ubisoft team members.
Speaking of the new Splinter Cell game, Ubisoft producer Matt West, in a statement denoted,
“What we’re trying to do is make sure the spirit of the early games remains intact, in all of the ways that gave early Splinter Cell its identity,”
“So, as we’re building it from the ground up, we’re going to update it visually, as well as some of the design elements to match player comfort and expectations, and we are going to keep it linear like the original games, not make it open world.” West added
Sharing his thoughts on Sam Fisher, the main character of the video game series, West shared,
“You’ve got to have a tagline, and one of the things that we’re using currently as the tagline, from the very beginning, is the phrase ‘respect the goggles. I love the goggles as a symbol for Sam. We are making a game that is going to be modern, but built on the foundation of the brand’s rich history. The game earned its stripes the right way, by being innovative and challenging, and a really different experience than what was in the marketplace at the time. ‘Respect the goggles’ helps to remind us of the fact that we have to do it justice,”
Back in September 2020, Ubisoft announced the remake of Prince of Persia – The Sands of Time which is under development at Ubisoft Pune, India.