French publisher Ubisoft couldn’t keep a secret if its entire corporate future depended on it, so it’s not exactly surprising to see the organisation squirming over an errant tweet from one of its employees. Ubisoft Reflections engineer Drew James posted a message teasing a new Prince of Persia title overnight, but his entire account has since been pulled.

The public correspondence included an image of multiple incarnations of the exotic property’s protagonist, concluding with a question mark. The worker foolishly copied various high profile executives in to the message, including Ubisoft Toronto boss Jade Raymond. We’re guessing that he’s spent the day on gaffer Yves Guillemot’s naughty step thus far.

The timing of the tweet is particularly poor for the publisher, as a recent slew of rumours suggested that there actually is a new Prince of Persia in production, and it’s being built using Rayman Legends’ gorgeous UbiArt engine. Apparently, the title will be 2D, but the hero will be animated in a way that makes him look 3D, which sounds like an interesting approach.

The last major entry in the franchise was Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands, which is almost four years old now. However, the company has always maintained that the climbing king-to-be will make a comeback when the time is right, so don’t be surprised if an official announcement is made soon. Are you eager to see the series return to its roots? Stop the clocks in the comments section below.