Ubisoft Specifically Vague On Splinter Cell: Conviction

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Last week reports surfaced suggesting that Splinter Cell: Conviction, the latest chapter in Ubisoft's Sam Fisher saga, had gone back to the drawing board for a drastic reworking. Now that the company's Ubidays event has come and gone without even a thumbnail screenshot from the game, a representative is ready to give us specifics on how vague things are with Conviction.

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In reference to speculative stories that have appeared recently, in January of 2008 we announced that the game would be released in the fiscal year of '08/'09. And at this point in time we are not ready to be more specific than that. We will begin to communicate more once we feel the time is right for us and our fans.

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As the folks at CVG pointed out, last year's Ubidays event saw the game being played by developers, so the vague statements and lack of any assets definitely points towards a complete reworking, and those are never good.

Perhaps they just wanted to stuff it with extra awesome? Maybe? A little?

Ubisoft "not ready to be more specific" on Splinter Cell [CVG]

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DarthTigris
Darth Tigris

I have a THIRD possibility, if anyone is interested.

Maybe, just maybe, since this is potentially a high profile 360 exclusive, MS asked Ubisoft to hold off on any big reveal until MS' E3 press conference. That would explain the complete silence but still fit in that release window that the Ubi rep mentioned.

And yes, if you couldn't tell already, I'm trying to hopeful that we'll still see this soon. And, to be honest, based on the hard FACTS we have, my scenario is just as realistic as the others.