Splinter Cell remake’s director has left Ubisoft
The remake will be the first mainline Splinter Cell game in a decade
David Grivel, the director of the upcoming Splinter Cell remake, has left Ubisoft after 11 years, he has announced.
In a post on Linkedin he said that it was “time for (him) to go on a new adventure”.
Grivel worked on Ghost Recon Future Soldier at Ubisoft Paris before moving to Ubisoft Toronto to work on Splinter Cell Blacklist, Assassin’s Creed Unity, Far Cry 4, 5 and 6 and most recently the upcoming Splinter Cell remake.
Launch trailer | Splinter Cell Blacklist
Ubisoft officially confirmed last December that it was working on a remake of Splinter Cell, the stealth action game which was first released in 2002 as an Xbox exclusive.
It said the game was being rebuilt with the Snowdrop engine—which also powers The Division and is being used to build Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora and Ubisoft’s upcoming Star Wars game—”to deliver new-generation visuals and gameplay, and the dynamic lighting and shadows the series is known for”.
It was discovered earlier this year that Ubisoft Toronto is currently looking to recruit a scriptwriter to update the original game’s story “for a modern-day audience”.
Splinter Cell’s story centres around protagonist Sam Fisher, a black ops agent of the US National Security Agency’s secret arm, Third Echelon.
VGC revealed last October that Ubisoft had greenlit what will be its first mainline Splinter Cell game in a decade.
Development sources told us that the title had been put into production as a means of winning back fans frustrated by recent efforts to revive the franchise in the mobile and VR spaces.
Following VGC’s report, it was claimed that Ubisoft could take inspiration from IO Interactive‘s Hitman franchise for its next Splinter Cell game.