Splinter Cell Conviction Delay Won’t Lead to Major Changes

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We told you earlier about Ubisot’s Splinter Cell Conviction delay, as well as our well thought-out rationale guesses about why. Today we extrapolate a bit, with news from Ubisoft that the delay doesn’t mean the game’s in for it’s 3rd overhaul. Ubisoft are doing their best to convince us that the delay is to give the game a bit of a spit and polish, saying such PR-trained things as;

“Splinter Cell Conviction is a very important game for us. We want to ensure it’s a game that long-term fans and gamers new to the series equally enjoy when they play it. Previous Splinter Cell games have set the bar very high when it comes to quality and enjoyment, we are firmly focused on continuing this with Conviction.” He continued, saying “This extra time will ensure Splinter Cell Conviction becomes every bit the fantastic experience we want it to be.”

I’m not convinced. Like many publishers, I think they’re delaying their games so that they don’t go head-to-head at retail with the sales behemoth that Modern Warfare 2 will no doubt be. Regardless, what all these delays mean is that 2010 is going to be an incredible year to be a gamer.

Source : Kotaku

Last Updated: July 29, 2009

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I’m old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time – they were capable of being masterpieces. I’m here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

  • Darkling

    This game better be da Sh!t… :face:

  • easy

    “Regardless, what all these delays mean is that 2010 is going to be an incredible year to be a gamer.”

    thats what they said about 2008/9… its seems like every year is a good year to be a gamer

  • Dark

    Geoff do you think it may be a combination?

  • A little polish would never hurt, But I really do think a lot of publishing is being shuffled around – particularly action oriented games – so as to not coincide with MW2’s release.

  • Dark

    So its a combination 🙂

  • WitWolfyZA

    Until that game is delayed again, until further notice ofcourse lol Im betting 2011 is da X factor! lol

  • WitWolfyZA

    I doubt they can polish the game even more than what it currently is. I mean its on a 8.4Gb disc where only 7.6Gb is gonna be used like the rest of the games… These guys must have a killer compression program.

    I still say the game was never ready when they said it was. It was just to build up hype and make it that “IT GAME” to have… Eventaully

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