Original Splinter Cell remake is on the way

Original Splinter Cell remake is on the way

This story about safe bets, boiled down, in 1:29 minutes.

What's the fuss?

A remake of a 2002 classic is now formally in development. The publisher behind the iconic franchise really needs a win amidst a rocky year.

The situation

The action-stealth franchise Splinter Cell revolutionized the stealth genre in gaming. 

The self-titular first game in the series from 2002 looks to be getting the remake treatment, supposedly for the current generation of consoles.

Boiling it down

There's a distinct different between "remaster" and "remake".

  • A remaster, like the 2011 version of the game, is simply the graphical modernization of an older title to take advantage of today's hardware.
  • A remake, like the recently announced version of the game, not only includes upgraded graphics but an entire revitalization of gameplay mechanics that makes the remake almost feel like a new game entirely.

A remaster or remake of a beloved older title is usually a safe sales bet, and Ubisoft really needs one of those.

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