View Full Version : Splinter Cell: Conviction Officially Delayed

07-24-08, 06:43 PM
The next instalment in the Splinter Cell series won't be released until April next year at the earliest, Ubisoft has told investors.

Announcing the firm's Q1 2008/09 sales, the publisher said, "Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell, whose release was previously scheduled for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2008-09, will now bolster the line-up for fiscal 2009-10."

That's between 1st April 2009 and 31st March 2010 in old money. The game's due out on PC and Xbox 360.

(Update, 5.53pm: In a conference call following the announcement, Ubisoft bigwig Yves Guillemot added: "Splinter Cell is a very important franchise for Ubisoft and we have high anticipation for this game. It is a major product and we want it to be able to catch all the gameplay opportunities it is offering to us today. There are lots of opportunities that we want to take and so that is why we can give [them] a little bit more time to make sure it can become a huge product.")

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction was demoed at UbiDays in Paris in May 2007, and attracted criticism after the developers said they were reducing the range of controls in favour of context-sensitive actions that would depend on protagonist Sam Fisher's situation.

We previewed it at the time and noted, "A bit like Sam, the present public reaction suggests it'll be guilty until proven innocent." We're so funny. No wonder we live in cheap flats and eat microwave chips.

Earlier this year, reports surfaced that Conviction was being completely redesigned, but Ubisoft claimed it was "pure speculation". Perhaps not, if the delay is anything to go by. Speaking to Eurogamer at this year's UbiDays a couple of months ago, global development boss Christine Burgess-Overmard said the game would be released "when it's ready".

Elsewhere in the report, Ubisoft reiterates that Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway will be released in the current fiscal quarter, which means sometime between now and the end of September.


07-24-08, 06:54 PM
As long as - I stress, as long as - it isn't as royally screwed-up as the PC port of Double Agent, I can happily wait until whenever.

07-24-08, 06:55 PM
well if its as buggy as double agent then they shouldnt even bother releasing it for pc

07-24-08, 09:48 PM
Yap. Double Agent was great on 360, PC was terrible. So they either get it right, or don't bother with PC at all. Got that Ubi?

07-24-08, 10:02 PM
This is good news, as it shows they're working hard on it, and not just rushing it out the door.

07-24-08, 10:35 PM
I totally forgot about this game until now, lol.

07-24-08, 11:10 PM
I totally forgot about this game until now, lol.

Me too, and now I shall forget again

07-25-08, 12:49 AM
Frontlines will be way better than this POS.

07-25-08, 01:09 AM
Frontlines will be way better than this POS.

Bah, its never coming out. They should rename it Frontlines Forever...

07-25-08, 01:39 AM
Atleast the beta is on it's way.

07-25-08, 01:55 AM
Demo coming soon. This is NOT a JOKE! Baby I'm for REAL.

07-25-08, 03:14 AM
Ubisoft in recent times has been locked in a race with EA for whom would put out the most buggy POS in time for the xmas buying craze.

Glad that they've left this race... I've bought only two games from Ubisoft in recent times and they were both buggy as hell: Silent Hunter IV and Double Agent... I'm still waiting a proper patch for the first... Instead Ubi put out an expansion that didn't resolve the bugs with the original US campaign (the save system is heavily messed, talking about a minor bug...)

07-25-08, 04:46 AM
I heard Michael Ironside is not doing the voice. This gonna suck bad if it's true

07-25-08, 06:19 AM
What?! He has too!

Maybe he got wind of the PC port of DA and stuffed guns down everyone's throat.