After more than a decade, the director of the Splinter Cell remake has left Ubisoft to find a “new adventure”.
We already know that Ubisoft’s overall situation has been delicate in recent months after several titles were delayed or cancelled. Most recently, Skull and Bones was involved. Now it seems that all eyes are on the Splinter Cell remake after the title’s director left the company as he decided to move on.
David Grivel, the former director of the Splinter Cell remake, announced on his LinkedIn account that he is leaving Ubisoft after 11 years:
“After more than 11 years at Ubisoft, it’s time for me to embark on a new adventure.”
“I’ve been lucky to work with so many great people over the years. I’ve made a lot of friends,” said Grivel.
It seems he left of his own free will to change environments, which is only natural after 11 years of working for the same company. Grivel has a wealth of experience in the industry. He was involved in major Ubisoft projects such as Splinter Cell Blacklist, and Assassin’s Creed Unity. Also in Far Cry Primal, Far Cry 5, and Far Cry 6.
Let’s hope that Grivel’s departure doesn’t mean that the captain has abandoned the sinking ship…
What can we know about the Splinter Cell remake?
So far, Ubisoft hasn’t announced who will replace him, but it doesn’t look like the project is stalled. What we do know is that Ubisoft Toronto will be responsible for creating an adventure from scratch that will be faithful to the original but will rewrite and update the story for modern audiences. Currently, the project is in the early stages of development, so that we won’t see it anytime soon.