The upcoming Splinter Cell remake will feature a rewritten story, as Ubisoft is looking to update the game and make it more relevant to a “modern-day audience.”
In a job listing that was spotted by PSU, Ubisoft is looking to hire a scriptwriter who can faithfully update the original game’s story. “Using the first Splinter Cell game as our foundation we are rewriting and updating the story for a modern-day audience,” the advertisement reads. “We want to keep the spirit and themes of the original game while exploring our characters and the world to make them more authentic and believable.”
Ubisoft says that the applicant who lands the scriptwriting job will need to work with Ubisoft Toronto’s narrative team to create a “cohesive and compelling” narrative experience for a “new audience” of Splinter Cell fans. The original Splinter Cell was first released in 2002, a very different and turbulent time that saw radical technologies introduced and Nickleback’s unchecked reign over the billboard charts with “How You Remind Me” for far too long. Truly a terrible time for the world.
Sam Fisher’s first video game adventure saw the NSA black ops agent work to stop a global crisis from unfolding and was published as a timed Xbox exclusive. Ubisoft officially announced the Splinter Cell remake in December last year and confirmed that the remake will be built from the ground up using the studio’s Snowdrop engine. Ubisoft Toronto–which developed the well-received Splinter Cell: Blacklist–plans to stick closely to the original game’s linear narrative structure, while also emphasizing exploration and innovation as core gameplay pillars.
While the game is still a long way from being released, we’ve got a few ideas as to what we want to see from the finished Splinter Cell product.
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