Splinter Cell Remake Will be “Rewritten” For Modern Audiences
A new job listing spotted by PSU on the Ubisoft Careers website has revealed that Ubisoft is currently looking for a scriptwriter for the new Splinter Cell Remake.
The job description reads:
“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.”
In October 2021, I exclusively revealed via VGC that a new Splinter Cell had been greenlit. Several months after the report, Ubisoft officially confirmed that a Splinter Cell Remake was in development at Ubisoft Toronto.
In a developer interview, Producer Matt West stated “we are going to keep it linear like the original games, not make it open world.”
Splinter Cell was first released in 2002 as an exclusive for the original Xbox, a short time later, it was later released on the PlayStation 2, PC, GameCude, and even the Game Boy Advance. The original Tom Clancy’s Splinter sold over 6 million copies worldwide.
Ubisoft’s last entry into the series was Splinter Cell: Blacklist released in 2013. Since then, only a Splinter Cell VR Project (now canceled) had been announced.
Reporting via VGC, sources had said that the new title in production was a means of winning back fans that were frustrated with the VR title and other Ubisoft projects.
The new scriptwriting description does indicate that changes are coming to the Splinter Cell Remake, but what exactly those entail will be anyone’s guess.