Splinter Cell Remake Announced

Ubisoft announces plans for a Splinter Cell remake, following up on a rumor that a new installment in the stealth series is coming. There was word this would be an open-world game, but it turns out it will be an updated version of the original game using the Snowdrop Engine. The announcement includes a Q&A with three of the developers on the project. This is in the works at Ubisoft Toronto and there's also a separate interview with the studio's managing director Istvan Tajnay. Here's word from producer Matt West on why this is being called a remake rather than a remaster:
To me, a remake takes what you’d do in a remaster and goes a little bit further with it. The original Splinter Cell has a lot that was amazing and revolutionary at the time it came out, 19 years ago. The gaming public now has an even more refined palate. So, I think it kind of has to be a remake as opposed to a remaster. Although we're still in the very earliest stages of development, what we're trying to do is make sure the spirit of the early games remains intact, in all of the ways that gave early Splinter Cell its identity. So, as we're building it from the ground up, we're going to update it visually, as well as some of the design elements to match player comfort and expectations, and we are going to keep it linear like the original games, not make it open world. How do we make sure that new fans are able to pick up the controller and dive right in, and fall in love with the game and the world right from the get-go?