This is great news for fans. Ubisoft has greenlit the development of a Splinter Cell remake that will draw from the rich canvas of the brand.
I was discussing in a comment section ... that since they're struggling coming up iwth new SC, why not remake the first one using latest rendering tech via AnvilNext+ engine (a la Dead Space Remake project) .... Heh, looks like they went with Snowdrop engine, which is even better atm ...
I know the first three got the HD remaster treatment but it is nice to see the original get its own full remake. That one is still one of my favorites.
They didn't announce the platforms. Hope they're planning it as a current-gen only rather than pulling an 'Ubisoft' and make it a Switch inclusive cross-gen.
Damm I've been asking for a new Splinter Cell for along time. Although Id prefer a all new game at this point I'll take any modern day SC I can get my hands on.....shiii I thought this was going to at least show something new other than talk but oh well the wait continues.
agreed. As long as they don't try to throw in that "point and execute" system. That ruined the series for me.
I'm hoping all 3( Splinter Cell, Pandorra and Chaos Theory) get the remake treatment. I love those games.
Its borderline unplayable as a straight port. Its a very old game and feels like it.
did you not play the hd trilogy? It worked just fine on ps3. Its what i play if i want to play. i keep an original xbox version around now just for soft modding.
Yea .... that's why they're remaking it and not remastering it.
I wonder if they will use the same script or totally start from scratch.
Yes, and I say remake Ghost Recon Future Soldier while they're at it.
This is great news. Wouldn't trust Ubisoft with a new SC, so it's for the best they are remaking a classic, hopefully sticking to the feel of the original.
I don't know if I'd trust current Ubisoft with a new Splinter Cell game, so a remake is a good call. Now they just need to do it justice, and do it right.
I've said a million times, I'd never trust modern Ubisoft to make a new one. But a remake could work. However, I hope they don't 'Prince of Persia' this remake and actually put some effort in.
I hope it truly moves the series forward and is not just a rehash with a ton of cosmetics to buy.
I just recalled ... weren't they doing a Prince of Persia Remake, too?
Look, Ubisoft, all you have to do is make a traditional next-gen Splinter Cell Game. Please for the love of everything holy and pure DO NOT make this an open-world GaaS game. Please!!!
I would take a GTA scale Splinter Cell. Not Ubi hub based. And I want every room in every building accessible and filled with options. Then maybe open world.
Nah they'll make it faithful, but when they announce a reboot the year after they'll reveal an open world game and hype it up with all the usual buzz words. They'll add a BR mode that plays "true to Splinter Cell", followed by NFTs in the later months.
That engine is what they make The Division series on.
Splinter Cell was the reason for me buying an Xbox because of it's exclusivity. Very happy to hear that a remake is underway. i don't mind a replay of that great game. looking forward to up-to-date graphic and quality. I'm pretty sure this will not be an openworld, otherwise the game will be ruined.
I actually saved money for an xbox for this game. I already had a PS2 and couldn't afford another one. I remember saving it..and then later they announced it for the Ps2.
My son is super happy about this announcement. He has fingers crossed that they deliver on the stealth aspect like they mention in this announcement. I liked conviction better, Mark & Execute was dope. I know I am in the minority with that opinion tho.
I though blacklist was excellent, easily the best game for me.
@thesoftware: I was massively hyped for conviction but ultimately let down. I wasn't a fan of the mark and execute mechanic. While it looked cool, I think it was a bit ridiculous being handed an insta win after getting a couple of takedowns. And whoever thought it was a good idea to get rid of the light/dark meter and replace it by having the screen turn black and white was on drugs. I can't believe they left that in the game.
I am curious if you will be able to play to your style. Hitman is never ideal for me as I am not a fan of stealth and I actually like the challenge of completing missions while taking out tons of bad guys.
Conviction wasn’t a stealth game.
Fuck what is it with all these remakes? The industry is basically turning into Hollywood
I want a demons Souls remake remake right now
If it's FROM soft I'll take it. I'll basically take anything FROM soft though
I think close to 20 years is a safe enough time to do a remake.
So what? Sequels and especially new IP are the lifeblood of the industry. There are too many remakes released / announced as of late: Dead Space, KotoR, Diablo 2, Demon's Souls, Link's Awakening, etc. etc. etc. These are big budget games that take valuable resources and energy away from the development of new games, discourage innovation and novelty in the industry, and mostly exist because they are less risky and more lucrative for publishers / investors. Same shit has been happening in Hollywood for decades.
I agree that it's a bit much, especially the half baked cash grabs *cough* gta trilogy *cough*, but honestly I'll take them over the modern garbage they put out now. I'm so sick of broken, contentless, always online GaaS games, if these remakes mean we get our classics back with modern graphics on top of potentially showing publishers that we want these more "traditional" games back then I'm still OK with them for now. COD4 Remastered being more loved and in demand than the new title is a great example of fans showing the type of game they truly love over their "modern" counterparts that then went on to influence future games and bring them closer to what fans really wanted.
Yeah reboots and sequels are legitimate use of old IP, remakes are even OK some times but not in the volume and frequency we are seeing them lately. It's one thing if they lead to revitalization of the franchise and future sequels, but that's been the exception rather than the rule so far. It's mostly capitalizing on nostalgia and blatant cash grabbing.
Look at the reaction to the game. They know this would generate buzz and would encourage interest and at the end of the day sales are what matters not public opinion. People bash COD every year and yet it sells like crazy which is all that the company really cares about in the end.
Gamers want remasters and remakes over new games
I have no problem with it. The originals still exist for people that want to play em. I want to experience these games with modern technology. If anything, this is the best thing to come out of Ubisoft in a LONG while.
It is a case of people want a new game and we believe we are hamstrung by the options sequels present us. So they can do a prequel or a remake.
I wouldn't trust them after the Prince of Persia remake incident as well as the NFT crap they tried to pull
Probably the best call from Ubi. As much as I want a new SC game I don't think the following is big enough anymore (yes it's still massive but the world has moved on to fast paced FPS) to justify the development cost. Get interest in the series again before deciding on a massive reboot. I believe the Mafia series did this when they remade M1 and rejuvenated support.
I'm hoping they have a go at making something truly authentic to see if it succeeds.
The world moved on to fast paced fps because that’s mostly what’s being made. Ubi took SC in a direction no one wanted, so was it a wonder why blacklist sold bad? It wasn’t a bad game but it certainly wasn’t splinter cell. A game where it’s more effective to just murder the whole room, isn’t a splinter cell game.
Color me cautiously interested.
Exactly. Sounds good but lets see what we have and hopefully at E3 they will have something to show.
I really hope it's gonna be in a open world this time around. If they don't do anything new, a new angle then it's not gonna sell that well. Everything we see in the old games has been done to death by other games since. They really need something new and that could be a open world. Hope they do that.
Terrible idea. Ubisoft open world? You're want Sam fisher climbing towers? What would that add? Just aimless wandering and doing menial checklists. Keep it focused like Sam.
Of course not a typical trashy ubisoft formal. But if done right it could work well. If it's just the same game with better graphics and some new mechanics here and there it's absolutely not gonna do anything to make it fresh. They need new radical stuff.
Not disagreeing with anything you just said. Especially at the end. It does need to change. I just don't think wandering around big open cities interacting with NPDs is going to be the change we want. Ubisoft games are already so homogenised. "If done right" is a big if with Ubisoft, and I'm so so with a remake unless it's really done well. It needs to be better than the half arsed HD remake did. It didn't even have Y axis invert at launch. Made it unplayable for me. I'm happy Splinter Cell is a thing again. Just would have liked a real entry in the franchise. Updated gameplay and graphics. Focused stealth and action. Open world does not lend to that. In other franchises maybe. But it would not be Splinter Cell.
They already said it's going to be linear, NOT open world on its site, which I honestly have no problem with. Save open world for a new Splinter Cell. But even then, I don't know if I would trust modern day Ubi with doing open world right.
The engine is ideal for Open World so I think you may be onto something.
I’m tired of open worlds. Give me a finely crafted multi route level any day over a big open empty world which serves only to elongate gameplay by travelling. They’re not that interesting. Very few open worlds are worth exploring and I’m sick of them.
Back in the day it was so fun to drop those goggles and switch to nightvision and thermal. And dragging the hell out of those people and throwing bottles. =p
I can't really think of what else they could do. The series is brilliant, but ultimately hamstrung by its subject matter's place in time, in that "Post-Cold War", "Techno Thriller" sense. With the first three games it was still semi-believable for a spy to need to sneak right into the main server room of the enemy complex in order to "get the data", vs today's Social Media Age where everything's just wireless & with drones.
They could set it in the 90s or 00s, I'd be very happy
I just can't trust them. Not even with a remake. It's honestly sad. Ubisoft are the most creative of the big publishers. They greenlight games that no one else would make. They take creative risks. But they handcuff those ideas by making their games using the exact same formula. It's like the games come out of a factory. Same car, different trim and colour.
It’s gonna be nice to play sam Fisher again, I hope it won’t be in 2025
I'm getting a bad feeling. Ubisoft sure traumatized my expectations for their franchises.
I wouldn't mind another syphon filter game.
It's a good test to see what gamers want from a SC game. Loved the original back in the day. I know the first one didn't have MP but it would be amazing if they added a Mercs vs Spies mode.
For the love of god Ubi, I'm begging you : take a talented director, give them the money, and COMPLETE creative control. Let them just make a proper ucking linear stealth game with amazing ai/stealth,story and features. Just one real game. No open world, no GaaS, no season pass bs. Do it in the name of Splinter Cell.
That does not happen often. Far too much money invested for a studio to have a hands-off approach.
I agree. But the way I see it, the matured film industry has started doing this kind of thing on rare occasion in the last decade or so (the new Dune being a good recent example of giving director control rather than the studio), I imagine one of the big publishers is going to 'try' it eventually just as a financial experiment if nothing else.
Good move. A remake is an easier development in some ways and they can get a real gauge on how much people want it and how much was just hot air.
You’ve got the material, you’ve got the engine, you’ve got the know-how. Don’t mess this up!
I really hope they do this justice. Give us a legitimate remake on next-gen platforms only, with great graphics and the same hardcore stealth mechanics, no GaaS/microtransactions or arcade BS like insta headshot power-ups.
The game is being made by Ubisoft Toronto. I'm cool with that. I actually have friends that will most likely work on this game as some of them work for Ubisoft Toronto.
How disappointing! Why does everything have to be a remake? I feel it’s a lazy quick way for developers ya make a quick buck!
It was likely this or no new games in the series.
Since when are remakes easy/ lazy? Do you know how much work goes into building a game from the ground up on a new engine? There was nothing lazy about the Shadow of the Colossus remake.
Stealing the spotlight for metal gear remake , great idea.