Splinter Cell remake from Ubisoft Toronto made official

The game will make use of the Snowdrop Engine, which powered the Division franchise.


Just a few short days after word spread online that Ubisoft was cooking up a new title in the Splinter Cell universe, the video game publishing giant made the news official. Sam Fisher will be making his triumphant return sometime in the near future in a new remake from the team at Ubisoft Toronto.

The original rumors began to swirl around the project earlier this week when a trademark filing was uncovered. These rumors followed previous speculation on the Splinter Cell franchise back in October. Series fans have been very vocal about wanting Ubisoft to resurrect the once-popular franchise.

In a new blog posting introducing the project and a few of its lead designers, Ubisoft outlines the plan for bringing stealth action back to the masses. Several of the studio employees discuss the details of tackling such a project and what the Splinter Cell brand means. While it will be a remake, the team is hoping it can push stealth game design forward in the same way the first Splinter Cell titles did on the Xbox more than fifteen years ago.

The original game was also a technical marvel for its time. The remake project will make use of Ubisoft’s own Snowdrop engine. It was previously used for both games in The Division series and has proven to be capable of delivering top-shelf visuals with solid performance on console hardware. Playing as Sams Fisher means operating as a ghost in the shadows, so this new Splinter Cell game will likely feature state-of-the-art lighting technology.

You can check the link above to read the full interview with the team at Ubisoft Toronto. The blog post makes it clear that this project is only in the earliest stages of development at the moment, so we probably won't see this remake on store shelves any time soon. You can be sure that whenever the latest news on the game is made available, you can find it right here at Shacknews.

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    December 15, 2021 10:45 AM

    Chris Jarrard posted a new article, Splinter Cell remake from Ubisoft Toronto made official

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      December 15, 2021 10:47 AM

      DAMN RIGHT. preordered

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        December 15, 2021 12:08 PM

        YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! feels good Man, what a time to be alive :)

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          December 15, 2021 3:03 PM

          it's from the studio that did BLACKLIST. I'm all in.

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      December 15, 2021 11:24 AM

      I'm so excited and I can not hide it!

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      December 15, 2021 12:07 PM

      OMG, finally!!!!!!! I am juiced out of My mind for the Splinter Cell remake, so cool that it will be in the SnowDrop engine]d!!!!! What a time to be alive.

      I really hope it looks awesome and they eventually make a new one, fingers MEGA crossed + please don't screw this up.

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      December 15, 2021 1:13 PM

      Will it have all the original voice actors?

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        December 15, 2021 1:16 PM

        Anyone other than Ironside ruins it for me

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          December 15, 2021 1:22 PM

          Facts!!! I will still get it regardless because I am weak :( , LOL :)

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        December 15, 2021 2:55 PM

        I would imagine so. Ironside REALLY liked voicing the character and in a few early 2000s interview said he would be happy to return any time he was needed. Let's hope that hasn't changed!

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        December 15, 2021 4:17 PM

        They brought Ironside back for the crossover with Rainbow Six and Ghost Recon in the last couple years.

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        December 15, 2021 8:07 PM

        IF they have to replace Ironside because he just doesn't sound the same anymore, who would be the best replacement for him? Kiefer Sutherland would be a decent pick but he already voiced Snake :/

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      December 15, 2021 1:25 PM

      Remake is honestly the best case. I don't think I want current ubi making a new splinter cell

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        December 15, 2021 1:36 PM

        I agree with you :( , I really hope they do a good job on it Diablo 2 resurrected is a perfect example of a prefect remake in My opinion(I only play SP btw).

        If the quality and remake boost is anything like D2r I will loose it!!!!!!!!!!! The fact that they are using Snowdrop and a new engine makes Me massively hopeful it most likely will own!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      December 15, 2021 1:44 PM

      2023: Prince Of Persia remake
      2024: Splinter Cell remake
      2025: ?????

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        December 15, 2021 2:06 PM

        Rainbow Six remake (Single Player)

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          December 15, 2021 2:09 PM

          YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!! That would be really rad, I might even bet on it. They could also make a really awesome new H.A.W.X game!

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          December 15, 2021 2:59 PM

          Gimme Rogue Spear

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            December 15, 2021 6:44 PM

            Hell yeah that would be sweet.

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        December 15, 2021 3:05 PM

        AssCreed Remake

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        December 15, 2021 3:10 PM

        buck bumble remake

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      December 15, 2021 4:19 PM


      "Fisher, your target is a multinational financial investor who pioneered non-fungible tokens otherwise known as NFT's"

      "Control, Fisher here. NFT, what's that, some kind of cyber attack tool?"

      "No Fisher, it's a means by which digital work like art, media, and so on are made unique and cannot be copied..."

      "Of digital information that can be easily reproduced?"

      "Fisher it's not like that."

      "Haha hee hee hee hee."

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        December 15, 2021 6:38 PM

        Dude I totally heard that in their voices.

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          December 15, 2021 6:57 PM

          I even added in the radio chirp they use in Chaos Theory in my head without thinking about it.

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      December 15, 2021 7:43 PM


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      December 15, 2021 7:47 PM

      Anyone else have remaster/remake fatigue with video games?

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