The new version of Splinter Cell will be rewritten to be more relevant to a “modern audience”.
“Using the first Splinter Cell game as a base, we are rewriting and updating the story for a modern audience,” it reads. “We want to keep the spirit and themes of the original game while exploring our characters and world to make them more authentic and believable.”
Splinter Cell originally launched in 2002 and featured Sam Fisher, an NSA black ops agent who is investigating the disappearance of two CIA officers. As the story unfolds, Sam finds himself in the middle of a plot full of political intrigue as the world teeters on the brink of all-out war. It’s up to Sam to use his stealth skills to avert a global crisis.
Now, it looks like that crisis will take a more modern turn, though exactly what form it will take is unclear.
“As a writer at Ubisoft Toronto, you will join the Narrative team and help create a cohesive and compelling narrative experience for a new audience of Splinter Cell fans,” the listing reads.
Very little has been revealed about the project since the remake was announced last year.
IGN’s original review of Splinter Cell gave it 9.4/10, saying, “The incredible amount of polish, the elegant and fleshed-out presentation, the functional nature of it all, the satisfying twist on gameplay that focuses on logically unraveled situations that need be resolved with a keen eye and common sense, and the sheer amount of flair, panache and coolness attached, make Splinter Cell a valid and valuable addition to the collection of all smart and patient gamers.”
Do you want to read more about Splinter Cell? Take a look at all 18 games currently in development at Ubisoft, as well as where to find Sam Fisher in Rainbow Six Siege.
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