Users did not like that the plot of the spy action will be changed for a “modern audience”.
In mid-December 2021, Ubisoft announced a remake the first part of the spy action Splinter Cell. The game is in its early stages and the developers are not sharing details yet. However, the project has already managed to get into a loud scandal.
Users noticed a vacancy for a screenwriter on the website of Ubisoft Toronto, which is responsible for the remake of Splinter Cell. Her description indicated that the studio needed someone who could update the game’s story for a “modern audience”. Fans didn’t like this approach very much, so they started expressing their displeasure on Reddit. Some even considered that the main character Sam Fisher will turn into Samantha, that is, the developers will change his gender.
A forum moderator under the pseudonym tinselsnips intervened in the discussion and wrote an insulting post aimed at Splinter Cell fans: “Every time an article smacks of progressive sentiment, we spend hours cleaning up the malignant ignorance instead of simply cutting out the source of the rot spewing it and just getting rid of it [від нього]. That is changing today. This offer is for you to leave the forum branch. If you find it inconceivable that video games are anything more than straight white muscle men and your gut reaction was negative, this is your invitation to leave the subreddit. If you see some shitty comment about “diversity quotas” and upvote it, that’s your invitation to leave the subreddit. If you saw the words ‘contemporary audience’ in a job ad this morning and took that as an opportunity to talk about the existence of black people or gay people, get the hell out of here.”
A Reddit visitor under the nickname OllieBlazin in the comments shared a rational opinion about the changes in the script of the Splinter Cell remake: “In short, the original plot and environment are too similar to the war between Russia and Ukraine, so potentially they are going to rewrite it in a different environment.”
Users took into account OllieBlazin’s comments, but reminded that it is about Ubisoft. The French publishing house has repeatedly made changes to the games in accordance with modern trends.
Splinter Cell Remake: Basic Details
- The developers strive to preserve the spirit of the original in the project. Levels will remain linear, as will the variability in achieving goals.
- During the production of the original, Ubisoft used the slogan “Stealth Action Redefined” (a revolution among stealth actions). Ubisoft Toronto is also focused on it and seeks to change stealth passage for a more demanding modern audience.
- The authors knew that the first part had many limitations and outdated solutions. For this reason, they started making a remake of Splinter Cell with deeper improvements rather than a remaster.
- The game is created using the Snowdrop engine of the current version. This technology was developed by Massive Entertainment and is currently being used in the production of Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora and an as yet unnamed project in the Star Wars universe. Rushiy guarantees a modern and detailed picture.
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