Splinter Cell remake screenshot of the goggles teaser

In an announcement that came pretty much out of nowhere, Ubisoft has now revealed that they are working on a remake of the original Splinter Cell. While the details are still few and far between, Splinter Cell will be rebuilt from the ground up using the Snowdrop Engine (The Division games), all the while respecting the original's gameplay style and identity.

"A lot of time has passed since the original Splinter Cell, and even since the last sequel – enough time to miss an entire console generation", explains the developer update. "So now we're going to take the time to explore what this means for us, for light and shadow, for animation tech, for gameplay, AI, even audio."

"It’s safe to say a lot of us on the team are stealth purists, and we're 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. And we're very, very aware of what makes classic Splinter Cell what it is."

Right now Splinter Cell is still very early in development so no launch platforms or release date have been announced just yet. Once that changes, or we at least get a bit more information, I'll make sure to let you know.

For now, however, I'll leave you with the announcement video discussing what the Ubisoft Toronto team is trying to accomplish by bringing Splinter Cell back. Enjoy!