This Is Certainly One Way to Announce a New Splinter Cell Game
Update (5:51 PM ET): Ubisoft told IGN in a statement 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,” the statement read.
A Ubisoft creative director may have announced a new Splinter Cell game on Twitter by mistake on Tuesday. The director, Julian Gerighty, previously worked on The Division 2. The 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 [Fernando Villegas] 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 one figured 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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New Splinter Cell Possibly Announced by Accident