Splinter Cell fans are in mourning after yesterday's no-show at Ubisoft Forward: "This game is not real"

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Ubisoft's Splinter Cell remake was once again absent at another Forward presentation, and fans can't take it anymore.

It's easy to forget that Ubisoft first announced Splinter Cell's remake in December 2021, because we've heard and seen basically nothing of the game since then, outside of concept art nearly a year later in November 2022. Now another Ubisoft Forward presentation has come to pass without mention of Splinter Cell's remake, and fans, as you can see below, aren't too pleased.

We're now well over a decade removed from the last Splinter Cell game - Blacklist in 2013. Later this year, in December, will mark three full years since Ubisoft first announced Splinter Cell's remake, and we haven't even seen a full trailer for the upcoming remake at the time of writing. You can see why long-time Splinter Cell fans are really suffering at this point.

Ubisoft Forward 2024 from r/Splintercell
All of us after Ubisoft Forward from r/Splintercell
How I think we're all feeling after this year's Ubisoft Connect. from r/Splintercell

What probably doesn't help matters is that there was due to be another Splinter Cell game out by now - Splinter Cell VR - but Ubisoft canceled the game back in mid-2022. So not only have Splinter Cell fans had to put up with over a decade of not having a new game in the franchise, but they've also sat through one (that we know of) game cancelation at this point.

When we last heard about Splinter Cell's remake in late 2022, a creative director mentioned that its developer, Ubisoft Toronto, would be "going dark" for a while to focus on the game. Perhaps we'll have finally seen something new of Ubisoft's remake by the time the two-year anniversary of that quote rolls around later this year in November.

Take a look at our guide to everything announced at Ubisoft Forward 2024 for a look at what the publisher did actually reveal yesterday.

Hirun Cryer

Hirun Cryer is a freelance reporter and writer with Gamesradar+ based out of U.K. After earning a degree in American History specializing in journalism, cinema, literature, and history, he stepped into the games writing world, with a focus on shooters, indie games, and RPGs, and has since been the recipient of the MCV 30 Under 30 award for 2021. In his spare time he freelances with other outlets around the industry, practices Japanese, and enjoys contemporary manga and anime.