Ubisoft Toronto Is Remaking Splinter Cell With the Snowdrop Engine

Splinter Cell Is Finally Getting a Remake

Splinter Cell is officially getting a remake. Ubisoft has confirmed that they greenlit the development of a remake of their stealth classic. They also revealed that is going to be led by their Toronto-based counterpart.

The devs are going to rebuild the game from the ground up using the Snowdrop engine. Some gamers may already know that this engine was the same one used in some visually interesting titles. Examples are the upcoming Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, The Division games, as well as Ubisoft’s untitled Star Wars project.

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I think it kind of has to be a remake as opposed to a remaster,” said Producer Matt West. “Although we are still in the very earliest stages of development, what we are trying to do is make sure the spirit of the early games remains intact—in all of the ways that gave early Splinter Cell its identity.”

An entire console generation has passed since the devs launched the last Splinter Cell title. Technical Producer Peter Handrinos shared that they used their time efficiently in developing the next installment.

We are going to take the time to explore what this means for us—for light and shadow, for animation tech, for gameplay, AI, even audio,” Handrinos stated. “We want to bring fans something new, yet still connect them to that feelings that they had two decades ago, playing that masterpiece for the first time.”

Creative Director Chris Auty also said that most of the team behind the Splinter Cell games are “stealth purists” and are taking the development very seriously. “We are behind that level of seriousness when it comes to those kinds of mechanics, and those sorts of things that we want to see in this game,” Auty said. “We are very aware of what makes classic Splinter Cell what it is.”

With this remake, we are building a solid base for the future of Splinter Cell,” he added.

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