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.
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”.
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.
Following VGC’s report, it was claimed that Ubisoft could take inspiration from IO Interactive‘s Hitman franchise for its next Splinter Cell game.