It barely looks like a number of days in the past that Eurogamer was bemoaning Ubisoft’s continued reluctance to correctly resurrect its a lot liked Splinter Cell collection. And now, in a completely sudden flip occasions, Ubisoft artistic director Julian Gerighty seems to have slightly cavalierly revealed new collection entry is certainly within the works – though Ubisoft itself is claiming it is all jokes.
The entire state of affairs is, all informed, a little bit of an odd one; obvious affirmation of a brand new Splinter Cell sport got here by way of a very-not-official random tweet from Gerighty highlighting an evening out with some Ubisoft buddies. “Working on the subsequent #SplinterCell with @danhaynow and @romcamor in #Lyon,” he wrote, “cannot await #E3”.
If anybody could be effectively positioned to know Ubisoft’s secrets and techniques, in fact, it might be one of many studio’s personal artistic administrators. But then, you’d usually count on them to not blurt out the existence of a beforehand unannounced (if a lot teased) new title in a random tweet.
Working on the subsequent #SplinterCell with @danhaynow and @romcamor in #Lyon.
Can?t await #E3.
Crossover with #TheCrew2 with @_fergus_ 🙂
Only lacking @GhostRecon and @Rainbow6Game – however on their manner.#FarCry#ForHonor #TheDivision2 #RainbowSixSiege #GhostRecon pic.twitter.com/oiwMPTny9Y
— Julian Gerighty (@jgerighty) May 14, 2019
Not lengthy after that first weird publish, Gerighty adopted up with a second that learn, “Ok – plz do not retweet. I could also be in hassle”. What he did not do, nevertheless, was make any effort in any respect to delete his preliminary tweet. Confusing issues additional, fellow Ubi artistic director Dan Hay opted to retweet the primary publish, slightly than, say, throw his arms within the air and run away screaming from a possible unemployment state of affairs.
So what is going on on precisely? Is this some horrible error of judgement, an elaborate pre-E3 guerrilla advertising and marketing ploy, or simply merely random japes?
Well, in keeping with Ubisoft, it is the latter. “Julian was clearly joking as Julian likes to do,” a spokesperson informed PC Gamer, “It appears to be like like our artistic administrators are having enjoyable proper now. We wouldn’t have any bulletins to make right now.”
Personally, I am unable to assist however really feel that Ubisoft would not be significantly thrilled about its artistic administrators whipping the long-starved Splinter Cell fanbase right into a frothing frenzy all within the identify of a joke, and I think that is the sort of factor that might knowingly result in stern frowns throughout HR desks and slapped arms. So I assume I am coming down on the facet of craftily orchestrated advertising and marketing stunt forward of an official reveal. With E3 lower than a month away, nevertheless, it will not be lengthy earlier than we actually know what is going on on.