After several years of rumors and disappointments, it arrived as nice thing about it for long-suffering fans whenever Ubisoft announced in December 2021 your stealth-action classic Splinter Cell gets a complete remake (starts in brand new tab). However of these fans are experiencing slightly stressed after the news that David Grivel, the manager on task, has kept Ubisoft.
Grivel announced their departure on their LinkedIn (starts in brand new tab) web page (via VGC), in which he stated that after 11 years at Ubisoft, “it has become time for me personally to be on a fresh adventure.”
“11 years is really a number of years and summing it in one single post is quasi-impossible but i need to state, I’ve been happy,” Grivel had written. “happy to utilize a lot of great individuals through the years. Made a lot of buddies.
“From Ubisoft Paris (Ghost Recon Future Soldier), to Ubisoft Toronto (Splinter Cell Blacklist, Assassin’s Creed Unity, Far Cry Primal, 5, 6 and Splinter Cell Remake), I’ve had the chance to work with numerous franchises that I adore as being a gamer.”
Grivel is just one guy, and studio employees—even those in leadership positions—move around with regularity. However, the a reaction to the headlines had not been extremely good.
“Well, that does not bode well,” redditor AceRojo (starts in brand new tab) had written. “most of the difficulties with Conviction ended up being the difficult development. Here’s hoping they overcome chances.”
“First there is some severe problems with Prince of Persia Remake now this task begins having troubles and.,” budyll66 (starts in brand new tab) added. “Oh, well… aha, it is Ubisoft!”
“i act as cautiously positive, plus in the way it is with this remake that’s been the approach I’ve taken up to now,” Revenant_XV (starts in brand new tab) had written. “But I’ve nevertheless had almost no faith originally after being burned so many times by Ubisoft now, exactly what small faith i’ve kept gets shaky lol. Nevertheless gonna try to be open-minded however it gets harder doing whenever you’ve seen indicators such as this a whole lot before.”
The Splinter Cell remake is presumably nevertheless a far cry, plus current task listing (starts in brand new tab) clarified your remake will not be considered a note-for-note do-over, but instead a ground-up rebuild that keeps “the nature and themes of this initial game while checking out our figures while the globe to ensure they are more authentic and believable.” That appears like an adequately significant challenge for the game manager, but Ubisoft stated that Grivel’s departure will not slow things straight down.
“We can make sure David Grivel has kept Ubisoft and desire to thank him for their efforts,” a Ubisoft representative stated in a declaration delivered to PC Gamer. “their departure wont influence the overall game’s development.”