Outside of backward compatibility, Splinter Cell has been gone for a while. While rumours have surfaced for the past year that the series would be coming back, including the appearance of protagonist Sam Fisher in Ghost Recon Wildlands, there hasn’t been an official announcement of any sort.

Ubisoft’s creative director Julian Gerighty has gotten our hopes up once again with a tease that may or may not be a cruel joke.

Taking to Twitter, Gerighty stated that he was working on a new game in the series alongside other Ubisoft directors. “Working on the next with @danhaynow and @romcamor in #Lyon,” Gerighty said.” Can’t wait for .”

Quickly, Gerighty took to Twitter again. “Ok – plz don’t retweet. I may be in trouble.” Following that message, Ubisoft creative director Dan Hay still retweeted the original post.

In a statement to PC Gamer, a Ubisoft spokesperson attempted to explain the situation. “Julian was obviously joking as Julian likes to do,” the spokesperson said. “It looks like our creative directors are having fun right now. We do not have any announcements to make at this time.”

While it could be possible that Ubisoft’s creative directors are rustling our jimmies, tweeting out information about the game is a good way to get ahead of future leaks. Of course, Splinter Cell could appear at Ubisoft’s E3 2019 conference, but we shouldn’t hold our breath.

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