Ubisoft has officially confirmed that it is working on a remake of the original Splinter Cell, released in 2002.The Splinter Cell remake is currently being made at Ubisoft Toronto by the Snowdrop game engine. The engine will be used to build games such as The Division and Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, as well as the upcoming Star Wars game.
According to the game description, this engine was used to make this remake to “present the new generation of visual elements, gameplay, lighting and shadows with which this series is known.”
Although we are still in the early stages of development, what we want to do is use all the methods that are part of the original identities of the Splinter Cell series to make sure that the main elements of the early games do not change.
So we are going to reconstruct it from scratch, update its visual elements as well as its design elements, and we also want to preserve the linear narrative of the original games and not reproduce it as a world.
Different levels of gameplay in Splinter Cell play a key role and it is really important for us to pay attention to this point. The gameplay experience we want is directly related to what we want players to feel, to capture the nature of it when we were all playing the main games.
It’s been 19 years since the first Splinter Cell game was released in November 2002, and the franchise’s last major game, Blacklist, was made eight years ago in 2013 by Ubisoft Toronto. Since then, there have been many rumors about the return of this popular series, and now it has finally been officially confirmed that Splinter Cell will be available to fans of this game once again.