The remake of the unique Splinter Cell will replace the sport’s story “for a modern-day viewers,” it’s been revealed.
The information comes through a job itemizing for a scriptwriter to work on the sport at Ubisoft’s Toronto studio (noticed by PSU.)
“Utilizing the primary Splinter Cell sport as our basis we’re rewriting and updating the story for a modern-day viewers,” the posting reads. “We need to maintain the spirit and themes of the unique sport whereas exploring our characters and the world to make them extra genuine and plausible.
“As a Scriptwriter at Ubisoft Toronto, you’ll be part of the Narrative staff and assist create a cohesive and compelling narrative expertise for a brand new viewers of Splinter Cell followers.”
The unique 2002 Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell is a traditional stealth sport with the type of densely plotted espionage storyline lengthy related to the Clancy model. NSA agent Sam Fisher is shipped to Georgia to analyze the disappearance of two CIA brokers, and step by step unravels a plot encompassing genocide in Azerbaijan, and a cyberattack on the US.
While the sport’s themes aren’t precisely dated, it’s explicitly set in 2004, and far of the technological and geopolitical context for such a narrative may have modified so much within the final 20 years. It’s additionally truthful to say that Clancy’s hawkish, interventionist perspective on international coverage is so much much less palatable and trendy now than it was in 2002. Ubisoft’s new scriptwriter and the remake’s artistic staff may have a tough line to tread as they rework the story for contemporary gamers.
Ubisoft introduced the Splinter Cell remake in December of final 12 months after an extended silence on the way forward for the once-popular stealth franchise. (Its final entry, Splinter Cell: Blacklist, got here out in 2013.) No launch date or platforms have been introduced for the remake. Ubisoft Toronto is making the sport in Ubisoft’s Snowdrop engine — the muse of The Division sequence, plus Ubisoft’s forthcoming Avatar and Star Wars titles.
The job advert guarantees “a possibility to be a part of a treasured franchise, rebuilt on Ubisoft’s Snowdrop engine to ship next-generation visuals and modernized stealth gameplay, whereas preserving what’s on the coronary heart of the Splinter Cell expertise.”