Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell turns 20 this month, and in honor of the anniversary, Ubisoft has uploaded a 20-minute YouTube video where several developers talk about their experience behind the multi-vision goggles of stealthy assassin Sam Fisher. Additionally, the Toronto studio currently helming the remake announced last year has shared a handful of high-def “early concept art” images created for the game. Ubisoft is also giving away the original 2002 game for free on PC until November 30.
Endorsed by military techno-thriller writer Tom Clancy, Splinter cell is a series of stealth action games developed by multiple Ubisoft studios. You play as Sam Fisher, a bodysuit NSA agent, originally voiced by actor Michael Ironside, who is tasked with surreptitiously assassinating targets in an attempt to prevent wars from breaking out. All in all seven Splinter cell games were produced, the most recent being from 2013 Black list. However, after about a decade of silence over whether Sam Fisher would ever adapt to strangle some bad guys again, Ubisoft finally quenched the fans’ thirst and announced in December 2021 that its Toronto team will be making a remake. would lead (not a remaster). ) of the OG game.
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Ubisoft has been largely silent since this announcement was made – until now. In a new blog post published on November 17, Ubisoft shared some early concept art for the remake, as well as a video featuring developers working on the game. Ubisoft’s manager of editorial communications, Youssef Maguid, stated that this remake will “modernize” the original game’s themes and “rebuild from the ground up”. At the end of the 20-minute video, the team outlined their vision for the remake, explaining how it will “lay the groundwork for the future franchise.”
“We want to give the player a few more chances to de-escalate some of the escalation [in-game] situations,” said senior game designer Andy Schmoll. “Clearly stealth is an extremely important pillar for us, and we strive to incorporate modern design philosophies and enhance the minute-to-minute stealth gameplay that was so special in the original.”
In addition to sharing some early concept artwork from the Splinter cell remake, Ubisoft also offers the original game, Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell from 2002, free on PC. You should get the game from the Ubisoft store, but hey! Free is free right? You have until November 30 to claim it for zero dollars.
Ubisoft clarified that the remake is still in early development and no release date or launch platforms have been specified yet. For now, all we can do is look at the concept art below and speculate on what’s to come: