Ubisoft finally announced last year that it was working on a new Splinter Cell game in the form of a “from the ground up” remake. At the time, the developer vaguely touched on some of the gameplay changes it was going to make, but now, it appears the remake’s updates will extend to the story as well.
A new Ubisoft job listing has been spotted online (thanks PSU), that goes into further detail about the remake and what the team is looking to update for modern audiences. Here’s what the listing says:
Using the first Splinter Cell game as our foundation we are rewriting and updating the story for a modern-day audience. 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.
So, if you know the first game like the back of your hand at this stage, it’s looking like the remake may throw up a surprise or two!
At least it isn’t going open world though. When the Splinter Cell remake was formally announced, Ubisoft said it wasn’t going to move too far from the series’ origins; they want to “keep it linear like the original games” and “not make it open world”. Phew!
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