The remake of Splinter Cell will modify the game's narrative in order to keep up with the times

The remake of Splinter Cell will modify the game's narrative in order to keep up with the times ...

It has been revealed that the Splinter Cell remake will extend the game's narrative for a modern-day audience.

The news comes via a job listing for a scriptwriter to work on the game at Ubisoft's Toronto studio (spotted by PSU.)

We are rewriting and updating the narrative for a modern-day audience, and the posting reads. We want to keep the original game's charm and themes while exploring our characters and the world in order to make them more authentic and believable.

As a Scriptwriter at Ubisoft Toronto, you will join the Narrative team and assist in the creation of a cohesive and compelling narrative experience for a new audience of Splinter Cell followers.

The original 2002 Tom Clancys Splinter Cell is a classic stealth game with a long-standing espionage plot associated with the Clancy brand. NSA agent Sam Fisher is sent to Georgia to investigate the disappearance of two CIA agents, and slowly unravels a plot that includes genocide in Azerbaijan and a cyberattack on the United States.

Although the games themes aren't exactly dated, it is explicitly set in 2004, and much of the technological and geopolitical context for such a story will have changed a lot in the last 20 years. It's also fair to say that Clancy's hawkish, interventionist approach on foreign policy is much less appealing and fashionable now than it was in 2002.

After a long silence on the once-popular stealth franchise, Ubisoft announced the Splinter Cell remake in December of last year. (The division series' last entry, Splinter Cell: Blacklist, was released in 2013.) No release date or platforms have been announced for the remake. Ubisoft Toronto is making the game in Ubisofts Snowdrop engine the foundation of the series, as well as Ubisofts Avatar and Star Wars titles.

The job ad offers a chance to be a part of a long-running franchise, rebuilt on Ubisoft's Snowdrop engine to provide next-generation visuals and modernized stealth gameplay while conserving what's at the heart of the Splinter Cell experience.