After nearly a decade of some pretty intense covert tactical espionage, followed by an extended hiatus, Sam Fisher is back, toting with him what’s sure to be an arsenal of new weapons and perhaps just as many questions. Luckily for us, following the announcement that a remake of 2002’s iconic stealth-shooter game Splinter Cell is currently in the works over at Ubisoft, Ubisoft Toronto’s managing director Istvan Tajna has taken to the studio’s official blog to clear a few of them up, as well as shed greater light on the upcoming project.
According to Tanja, the team at Ubisoft Toronto will be helming the project, a task which the Watch Dogs: Legion and Far Cry 6 developers undertake with “pride.” It also serves as a bit of a full-circle moment for many of the staff, Tanja said, as they were initially recruited solely to work on 2013’s Splinter Cell Blacklist.
“Splinter Cell is fully part of the studio’s DNA, and the studio’s roots,” Tanja said. “We know how high the expectations of the fans are for us to modernize the brand while making absolutely sure we don’t lose any of its essence; we want to make sure that Splinter Cell fans really love it.”