Here we go again.
Update: Ubisoft has issued a statement that says Gerighty’s tweet is merely a joke.
“Julian was obviously joking as Julian likes to do,” an Ubisoft representative said. “It looks like our creative directors are having fun right now. We do not have any announcements to make at this time.”
We’ll keep you posted.
Original story: A new Splinter Cell game was teased by Ubisoft’s Julian Gerighty.
Gerighty, who serves as Creative Director on Tom Clancy’s The Division 2, took to Twitter to state he’s working on the next iteration in the franchise.
“Working on the next [Splinter Cell] with [Dan Hay] and [Roman Campos Oriola] in [Lyon],” Gerighty wrote. “Can’t wait for E3.”
Gerighty’s tweet is sending mixed messages to hopeful fans, especially when compared with Ubisoft CEO, Yves Guillemot, and a recent statement that there’s too much pressure on the publisher to make a new Splinter Cell game, making development difficult.
Last year, Sam Fisher’s addition inside Ghost Recon: Wildlands sparked rumours of a new Splinter Cell game to be announced at E3 2018. As you likely know, that didn’t end up happening.
We’ll keep you informed as we learn more of a new Splinter Cell title. The last proper Splinter Cell game was 2013’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist, available on Windows PC, Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii U.