I personally don't think this is a bad thing and seems in tune with the original series. The cell series always dealt with modern or futuristic possible pseudo wars or actions that could happen...sorta.
That said, I see this is very controversial online, guessing due to the current bandwagon of people opposed to any topics or things dealing with politics. Sigh. So what is the stance...does the new splinter cell sound good to splinter cell fans. Are they going in the wrong direction? Is it code as the internet says, for changing like the change saint row 4 did to saints row 2022? Personally fine regardless of the tone, just confident the game will be good, not much stealth game competition now that I'm guessing MGS is in the toilet.
It's free real estate people, make a stealth game.