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A creative director at Ubisoft has prompted the publisher to release a public statement shooting down hopes of a new Splinter Cell, after he caused the Internet to explode by drunkenly Tweeting that he's working on a new instalment in the popular stealth property. At the Ubi Summit, an intoxicated Julian Gerightly told his followers that he's busy beavering away on the next episode in Sam Fisher's escapades -- forcing his parent company to explain.

"Julian was obviously joking as Julian likes to do," a spokesperson said. "It looks like our creative directors are having fun right now. We do not have any announcements to make at this time." A cruel outcome, then -- but an amusing one nonetheless.

[via twitter.com, gamesradar.com]