We've just gotten our first official confirmation there's a new Splinter Cell game on the way in a rather unceremonious fashion.
Julian Gerighty, who was the creative director on The Division 2, has revealed through a tweet celebrating drinks with a few of his colleagues at Ubisoft that he's working on the next game in the franchise with For Honor creative director Roman Campos Oriola and Far Cry series producer Dan Hay. "Only missing @GhostRecon and @Rainbow6Game - but on their way," he said, presumably referring to the members from those teams who had not yet joined them at their gathering.
The tweet also mentions Gerighty "can't wait for E3," which likely alludes to this new Splinter Cell game being revealed at Ubisoft's press conference at the show on June 10.
Ubisoft has been teasing a new Splinter Cell since at least 2017, when CEO Yves Guillemot told Geoff Keighley they hadn't forgotten about the series. Since then fans have been fed morsels, with Sam Fisher showing up in Ghost Recon: Wildlands even as Guillemot stated earlier this year a new game in the series would have "too much pressure" on it.