Ubisoft has now made it official: Splinter Cell Remake is now in the works. After all the rumors and supposed-to-be leaks, the developers have made it come true.
According to the latest post on Ubisoft’s official website, the game company has now greenlit the development of the remake. The development will be led by Ubisoft Toronto. The game itself will be rebuilt from the ground up by using Ubisoft’s own game engine the Snowdrop engine. This is the same engine they used to developer Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora and the upcoming Star Wars game. It will developer new generation visuals, gameplay, and dynamic lighting and shadows.
Producer Matt West said that they will make sure that “the spirit of the early games remains intact, in all of the ways that gave early Splinter Cell its identity.” The visuals will be updated and the design elements will match with the player comfort and expectations. It was also confirmed that the game will be kept linear like the original games and not open world.
Players will still be able to enjoy the stealth action gameplay that Splinter Cell is famous for. They can hide in the shadows and use their gadgets to outsmart their enemies and silence them when needed. These will be innovated, but will be tested first and then branch out when needed.
Expect some big things in the horizon for the upcoming Splinter Cell Remake. No official launch window announced yet.