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.

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