Ubisoft has announced the remake of the first Splinter Cell game. The updated game is in development at Ubisoft Toronto. The new copy will be made in the company’s Snowdrop engine. Ubisoft does not report a release date.
Writes Ubisoft The Splinter Cell Edition is currently in “Phase 1 Development”. The game will not be released any time soon. According to Ubisoft, the new version will be completely remade using the Snowdrop engine. This engine was previously used in The Division 1 and 2. Snowdrop will also be used for future games such as Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora and the upcoming Star Wars game that Ubisoft is working on.
According to Ubisoft, the new version will not be an open world game. Instead, the game will have linear levels just like the original games in the franchise. The company also talks about “new generation” images with dynamic lighting and shadows. The new version also got gameplay improvements to make the game more modern. The studio reports that the development team wants to maintain a balance between “the spirit of the old and the comfort of the new.”
The first Splinter Cell game was released 19 years ago, in 2002. The latest Splinter Cell game, Blacklist, was released in 2013. The latter was also developed by Ubisoft Toronto. Since then, this studio has worked on Far Cry 5 and 6, Assassin’s Creed Unity, Watch Dogs 2, and Watch Dogs: Legion. Verse Rumors have been circulating lately Ubisoft is working on a new Splinter Cell game.
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