Ubisoft’s Splinter Cell Remake Will Update The Story For A “Modern Day Audience”

A new job posting for the upcoming Splinter Cell remake has revealed that Ubisoft is updating its story for a “modern day audience” and hopes to attract new fans to the franchise.

This listing (spotted by PSU) is for a screenwriter and reads: “Using the first Splinter Cell game as our foundation, we’re rewriting and updating the story for a modern audience.”

The message goes on to say that Ubisoft intends to “keep the spirit and themes of the original game” with this remake while “exploring [its] characters and the world to make them more authentic and believable.”

Ubisoft announces its remake of Splinter Cell.

The job description ends with Ubisoft stating that it is looking for a writer who can create a “cohesive and compelling narrative experience for a new audience of Splinter Cell fans.”

Ubisoft announced plans to remake Splinter Cell in December last year. As of now, the company says this game is being built “from the ground up” with updated visuals and improved design elements to “match player comfort and expectations.”

On top of that, Ubisoft has confirmed that the game will be linear and feature no open-world gameplay, just like the originals.

The first Splinter Cell game was released in 2002. Since then, several other major titles have been released with varying degrees of success. The most recent of these, Blacklist, was released in 2013.

Eurogamer gave Blacklist an 8/10 upon release, with Tom Bramwell calling it a “great fusion of cinematic storytelling and expressive gameplay systems in one cool place”.

However, he also noted that it can often feel like Blacklist “is pulled in two directions at once, and only one of them is somewhere you’ll want to go.”