Reports of a new Splinter Cell game surfaced in October, and earlier this month, leaker Tom Henderson claimed that it would be an open-world title. But now, Ubisoft has announced that it is indeed making another game for the long-dormant series. But it will be a remake of the original, first released back in 2002.
Matt West, who is the game’s producer, says that it is still very early in development. He also confirmed that it will not be an open-world game, so as to stick to the formula of the original. It will be made with the publisher’s Snowdrop engine, the engine powering both The Division entries, and the upcoming Ubisoft Star Wars title.
Third Echelon stand by….
— Ubisoft (@Ubisoft) December 15, 2021
Of all the trends that Ubisoft can chase while being awfully late to the party, a remake of a great original is probably the best choice. That being said, with the publisher’s recent – and a little late – obsession with NFTs, there’s a chance that some of that would be shoehorned in the way it was with Ghost Recon: Breakpoint. But let’s hope it doesn’t come to that.
As mentioned, the remake of the original Splinter Cell is in its very early stages of development. So early in fact that the publisher’s Toronto studio is still hiring devs to make it. So it will be a long wait before it is ready to be on shelves.