May a Splinter Cell announcement be coming at E3?
Replace: Since publishing this story, a Ubisoft consultant advised IGN that Julian was “joking” together with his tweets relating to a possible new Splinter Cell.
“Julian was clearly joking as Julian likes to do. It appears like our artistic administrators are having enjoyable proper now. We wouldn’t have any bulletins to make right now,” the Ubisoft consultant advised IGN through e mail.
IGN’s authentic report follows:
Ubisoft’s beloved Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell franchise could also be returning.
Julian Gerighty, artistic director of The Division 2, tweeted out “Engaged on the following #SplinterCell with @danhaynow and @romcamor in #Lyon.” He continued saying he “cannot watch for E3.”
He then adopted up with a second tweet, writing “Okay – plz don’t retweet. I could also be in hassle.” Since his tweets, Gerighty’s Twitter picture has been up to date to incorporate Splinter Cell’s iconic night-vision goggles. Gerighty additional adopted up highlighting messages he had been receiving from not less than one Ubisoft PR particular person.
A brand new Splinter Cell can also be one of many remaining video games listed in 2018’s notorious Walmart Canada leak of various video games, together with Gears 5 and Borderlands three. A separate Amazon Canada itemizing for Splinter Cell was additionally noticed in 2018.
The final Splinter Cell sport Ubisoft launched was 2013’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist, developed by Ubisoft Toronto, the studio most just lately behind Starlink: Battle for Atlas. Whereas we have not had a Splinter Cell sport since then, collection protagonist Sam Fisher hasn’t been utterly absent from Ubisoft’s video games.
In 2018, Ubisoft launched a Splinter Cell-themed mission to Ghost Recon: Wildlands, with Michael Ironside reprising his position as Sam Fisher. Across the time of this mission’s introduction, Ironside spoke about his historical past taking part in Sam Fisher.
Ought to this tweet show out to truly sign a brand new Splinter Cell sport, Ubisoft isn’t any stranger to leaks of some previous titles that proved to be true. Be sure you learn our breakdown of probably the most notorious online game leaks.
And whereas we do not know a lot ought to this new Splinter Cell be actual, we do know of one other newly confirmed Tom Clancy sport from Ubisoft, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakproint, which is that this month’s IGN First title. You possibly can stay up for extra unique Breakpoint protection on IGN all through Could, together with our latest breakdown of Breakpoint’s hideout social hub.
Jonathon Dornbush is IGN’s Information editor, PlayStation lead, and wish to give former IGN worker Zach Ryan an enormous hey! Speak to Jonathon on Twitter @jmdornbush.