Could a Splinter Cell announcement be coming at E3?
Ubisoft’s beloved Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell franchise may be returning.
Julian Gerighty, creative director of The Division 2, tweeted out “Working on the next #SplinterCell with @danhaynow and @romcamor in #Lyon.” He continued saying he “can’t wait for E3.”
He then followed up with a second tweet, writing “Ok – plz don’t retweet. I may be in trouble.” Since his tweets, Gerighty’s Twitter image has been updated to include Splinter Cell’s iconic night-vision goggles.
IGN has reached out for comment from Ubisoft regarding Gerighty’s tweet and whether a new Splinter Cell is in fact in development. As of publish time, Ubisoft has not officially announced a new Splinter Cell or any future plans for the franchise.
The last Splinter Cell game Ubisoft released was 2013’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist, developed by Ubisoft Toronto, the studio most recently behind Starlink: Battle for Atlas. While we haven’t had a Splinter Cell game since then, series protagonist Sam Fisher hasen’t been completely absent from Ubisoft’s games.
In 2018, Ubisoft introduced a Splinter Cell-themed mission to Ghost Recon: Wildlands, with Michael Ironside reprising his role as Sam Fisher. Around the time of this mission’s introduction, Ironside spoke about his history playing Sam Fisher.