This Is Certainly One Way to Announce a New Splinter Cell Game
Update (5:51 PM ET): Ubisoft told IGN that Gerighty was just “joking” with his Splinter Cell tweet. “Julian was obviously joking as Julian likes to do. It looks like our creative directors are having fun right now. We do not have any announcements to make at this time,” Ubisoft said.
A Ubisoft creative director may have announced a new Splinter Cell game on Twitter by mistake on Tuesday. The developer, Julian Gerighty, worked on The Division 2 as its creative director. His tweet can be viewed below.
Working on the next #SplinterCell with @danhaynow and @romcamor in #Lyon.
Can’t wait for #E3.
Crossover with #TheCrew2 with @_fergus_ 🙂
Only missing @GhostRecon and @Rainbow6Game – but on their way.#FarCry#ForHonor #TheDivision2 #RainbowSixSiege #GhostRecon pic.twitter.com/oiwMPTny9Y
— Julian Gerighty (@jgerighty) May 14, 2019
“Working on the next
#SplinterCell with [Dan Hay] and [Roman Campos Oriola] in #Lyon,” Gerighty’s tweet read. “Can’t wait for #E3. Crossover with #TheCrew2 with [Stephane Beley] 🙂 Only missing @GhostRecon and @Rainbow6Game – but on their way.”
Gerighty then proceeded to change his Twitter profile background from a The Division 2-themed one to a Splinter Cell-themed one. He also tweeted a screenshot of a direct message from Ubisoft PR representative Stone Chin that read, “TURN YOUR PHONE OFF.”
“Don’t tell me what to do,” part of Gerighty’s response to Chin’s message read.
Splinter Cell fans have been waiting for a new game in the series for years and there has been speculation that Ubisoft would be announcing a new entry at E3 2019 but it looks like that presumed announcement has possibly been upended.
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