Splinter Cell: Conviction temporarily overturned

Ubisoft delays Sam Fisher's next excursion; superspy now expected to resurface in early 2008.

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Ubisoft reported a significant sales spike in its first-quarter fiscal results today, but it wasn't all good news from the French publisher. In addition to the simple facts and figures, the company also announced a delay for the next installment in one of its biggest series.

Originally scheduled for release between October and November, the Xbox 360 and PC stealth action game Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction has been pushed back a quarter; Ubisoft now expects the game to see release by the end of March 2008. It could have some similarly themed company on the new-release shelves, as Ubisoft's newest Tom Clancy brand extension, EndWar, is set to arrive on next-gen consoles in spring of 2008.

Discussion

147 comments
Outlaw442
Outlaw442

360 Only ? Thats like saying nah ; ) we don't need the xtra money. And whats with all the Ps3 haters out there. The Ps3 is and always will be a better sys. I think that about sums it up, for all you "Microsoft" brain washed gamers......

gordanfreeman53
gordanfreeman53

if ubisoft delays splinter cell Conviction till 2010. I swear I will hang myself.

masters89
masters89

I'll buy 360 for conviction!! Splinter cell is way much better the MGS !!

PhantomRoy08
PhantomRoy08

its april! umm, it said "end of march 2008" its april! hello?

PhantomRoy08
PhantomRoy08

its april! umm, it said "end of march 2008" its april! hello?

chance92
chance92

dont bring conviction to ps3 they dont deservve it, it STARTED on xbox and pc now they know its supposed to stay on xbox and pc. SCREW PS3

sbj30473
sbj30473

splinter cell is my favourite game i wait every year for the sequels, but man im sick of all these game delays, splinter cell conviction, mercenaries 2, grand theft 4 and more

eslam_hager12
eslam_hager12

good i expecting the game to release very soon, and i wait it with all of my patient, thank you (gamespot) bec. you stay me Up to date

xtreme_chief
xtreme_chief

Pacer8888. Maybe you weren't smart enough to understand the story.

100starz
100starz

in plain daylight?!? NOOO!!!!1 Bring back the original and the second ffs! This looks like a load of CRAP

Corlist
Corlist

Even if Sam doesn't get his high-tech suit, it doesn't mean that the ever-nameless spies in SC:Conviction multiplay won't as well. Spies vs Mercs was good stuff, I don't think Ubisoft will be so dumb as to remove it.

mingfu
mingfu

splinter cell owners should check it out

mehrdad1987
mehrdad1987

Splinter cell Is still the best in our head.no?

kbrock89
kbrock89

Splinter Cell Chaos Theory and Pandora Tomorrow had the true splinter cell formula down packed, specifically the multi player package. Splinter Cell Double Agent watered this formula down by taking away some of the key gadgets that made the multi player as challenging and fun as it was. Now, I think conviction is going to KILL the multi player because I seriously doubt they're going to give Fisher his tactical suit, tazer gun. smoke grenades, flashbangs, sticky cameras etc. Now it's essentially become a fighting game. ubisoft is taking a huge risk by abandoning the original formula and I just wish they would have continued on and expanded upon the chaos theory type of game play. I'm not even specifically referring to the campaign because I think the multi player made chaos theory and pandora tomorrow gold. I pray today that some day ubisoft will continue upon that, but my hopes are diminishing.

PanamaJack445
PanamaJack445

I totally agree with Philbo, the storyline is just steadily declining over time. I like it much better when it was more about stealth and the grand scheme of things and less about Sam...

speed45823
speed45823

oh yea. This games gonna as awsm as ever. Hope ubisoft is using this time wisely to polish up the game

subzero2k2004
subzero2k2004

I reckon that it is going to be a rushed job like the way they did SC: DA. And that you have to get patches for it and everything. Even when that I have updated the computer to highest specs imaginable. I also was told that the game is going to be push back to the summer not the spring date that was originally intended for. Which is strange considering that they are waiting for results for AC.

T-Law
T-Law

You do get to use a gun - look at the trailer, Sam shoots up a hot-dog (or whatever) stand. There just seem to be many more options as well as using a gun!

waveddiamond
waveddiamond

why does it seem like you dont get to use a gun in the game??

basem_fisher
basem_fisher

thats stupid im a fan of the sc universe im looking forward to play it

kaziechameleon
kaziechameleon

conviction looks like the next great splinter cell game, double agent was rushed.

Pacer8888
Pacer8888

emmm no, the story line in the original splinter cells were cack and even reviewers said they paid no attention to the storyline that much coz it was crap dont say it was the story that made the first 3 splinter cells great..coz the storys sucked ass

PhilboZaan
PhilboZaan

I'm a bit disappointed in the way this is turning out. One of the things that made the first three Splinter Cell games so great was that the story was never about Sam Fisher. Sam just happened to be an interesting character who was involved in the grand scheme of things. The storylines were focused on political tensions, and it was generally Sam's job to follow orders to help Third Echelon keep the U.S. out of war. I was deeply disappointed with Double Agent's storyline (and gameplay in generally, really), and although the gameplay for Conviction certainly looks fun and interesting, it doesn't make sense for a Splinter Cell game. Ubisoft really ought to have just made a brand new series with a new character, rather than making Sam Fisher out to be another crummy action hero out to clear his name and save his friends. The premise for Conviction and the technology behind it are great, but putting those into a Splinter Cell game seems little more than a decision driven by marketing rather than a genuine attempt at making a great game. I'm excited about Conviction, but I'm very unhappy with the direction the Splinter Cell series is going.

Kyran87
Kyran87

DON_DU if you're not getting it then why would u comment on the story? Methinks somebody wants to up their Gamespot level...

softymcsoft
softymcsoft

Smart move, theres too many games coming out before christmas, This would be one that you don't want to get lost in the massive pile of pre X-mas releases.

DON_DU
DON_DU

who cares if it aint for ps3 i aint gettin it

firo999
firo999

This game is going to be unbelievable great story great everything but however i don't know if this is right i thought the graphics aren't too good for a new splinter cell game assassin's creed has much better graphics than this

phoenix658
phoenix658

Another 4 months ah man! Can't wait that long!!! I seriously doubt they would ever do a starcraft ghost to splinter cell 5 cyw1988. Althou i wish they would reconsider starcraft ghost especially for ps3 or pc i waited yrs for that game, for it to end like that : (

xtreme_chief
xtreme_chief

I was hoping to get it at ChristMas here in Australia but I can scratch that plan off the list. Still can't wait.

boostbwoy
boostbwoy

DAMN I GOT TO WAIT EVEN MORE !!!

cyw1988
cyw1988

crap! seriously CRAP! WTH... But... I don't really mind if by releasing it later they make it better... XD just don't do what starcraft ghost did...

army-of_one
army-of_one

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! oh well, ubisoft always does this, so i wasnt suprised. they delayed double agent like 4 times. and yeah the xbox360 version might have been short but the original xbox version of DA (which is BC btw) was even longer than chaos theory was plus has two levels the 360 version didnt have (money train and new york) the 360 version wasnt wrapped up very well at the end, it didnt say anything about what happened to enrica or lambert or anything. the xbox1 version is wrapped up alot better and explains the story in greater depth.

igabiga
igabiga

Im not too distraught about this, for the said reasons. Plenty of other games coming out, more time to play them, Double Agent definitely wasn't perfect. It was too short. I beat it in 2 sittings. Im not saying it was bad. it was fun. The whole plot for conviction sounds great so It give me something to look for this spring.

TTDog
TTDog

The advantage Splinter Cell has over MGS is that in Splinter Cell you actually get to PLAY the game rather than just watch cutscene after cutscene after cutscene.

aygol
aygol

I'm happy about this, because: 1. They work more on the game and they make it better because they have more time. 2. Releasing the game in Q4 2007 is a stupid idea, because there are A LOT of awesome games like GTA IV, Halo 3, Assassin's Creed, and Call of Duty 4, and the sales for the new Splinter Cell will be lower. 3. I have more time to play the other new games in the end of the year. 4. I still haven't finished Double Agent, because I have a lot of great Xbox 360 games and I don't have enough time to finish all of them.

dyne2198
dyne2198

As long as Conviction is a better game as a result of the delay, then more power to Ubisoft.

pidow
pidow

Next year, I guess I will have to wait.......the FPS story.

Xbox-360-Gamer
Xbox-360-Gamer

damn, i can't wait for this game. but it had to be done, so be it. i'm kinda used to a march release date anyway for splinter cell games, (chaos theory, the 1st game, and pandora tomorrow) i believe all had spring release dates. double agent came out in like october/november i remember. and yes graw 2 was released in late march i think. either that or early april

majesticcryx
majesticcryx

Wery good,I think and hope that the this game will be some special.The Double Agent was perfect,so I can`t wait.

lamprey263
lamprey263

kingeric420, you're right, there's simply too much of a good thing to have it all at once.

kingeric420
kingeric420

I could see this one coming. Let's see what else get delayed. It's a good thing because this fall is going to be expensive as it is.

lilhawkkid182
lilhawkkid182

im actually happy because this gives me more time to pick up a 360 and play Double Agent first