Speaking during a conference call following the company's third-quarter financial report, Ubisoft has re-confirmed that Splinter Cell Conviction will be an Xbox 360 exclusive.
Great for myself and other 360 fans but not smart as a buisness move
why is it not a smart business move? if the game turns out to be good it could potentially move some hardware i also find it odd that your original comment was "why!!" but now it is "Great for myself and other 360 fans"
I think he means a bad business move for Ubisoft who may lose PS3 revenue. For all we know, MS paied Ubisoft though so that could cover it.
PS3 owners don't buy games here in the States. Look at the latest NPD data. Can't wait for this. MGS4 disappointed me in so many ways.
exclusively on my PC hooked up to my tv/controlpad/surround sound/in a higher resolution/with better textures & graphics, like L4D, Mass Effect, and Alan wake. darn. Edit: Whoever disagreed with me, Lemme know why? I shouldn't play exclusive PC games like Alan Wake/Left4Dead/MassEffect/Gear s Of War exclusively on my PC? But you can play it exclusively on the 360? Hmm.
To cover it's Ps3 losses. Also are they planning on making these a 2010 title " 12-month period starting April 1, 2009" I think it might end up being a 2010, unless they can pull it off in the Christmas period time which depends on what they show at E3.
Its ok, it satisfied a couple million others.
Ubisoft won't make any profit off of Microsoft moving hardware (If that game is even worth it, which seems like it's not.)And 360 man, how is the game staying exclusive to 360 help you enjoy the game any more than if it hadn't stayed exclusive? Do you think of rights of exclusivity while playing games? While I'm playing MGS4, I don't think "Yay it's exclusive yay!!" I hate when people use this, but in this case it's completely neccessary. Whatever helps you sleep at night.
i was referring to business as in MS securing exclusives, not ubi and it doesn't help me enjoy it more, but relating back to business, exclusive titles attract buyers, if somebody is looking for a new splinter cell game then it comes down to it only being on 360 which could influence their decision the comment did not have anything to do with my taste for the game, or choice of system it was merely a statement of fact and influence of exclusive titles i do wish to thank you for attempting to insult me just because you didn't understand my comment
won't move hardware. maybe it's more that they've been working on this game for a long time, based on the 360, so to move it to PS3 would delay it more etc. or they could have been paid. probably will be a timed exclusive!
Exclusive or not, give me a day and not a year.
Why would it be any other way? the devs said it was exclusive long time ago. At the very start the future of the game was up in the air and the devs in no time said they were going with MSFT. The game is built for the 360 from the ground up. This will be one of the best looking games this generation most likely the best looking game in 2009 or Alan Wake
but I might try this out on my 360... sad that I wont be able to try this out on my PS3... oh well, ITS GREAT TO BE A GAMER AND NOT A FANBOI!!!
I lost interest after the second. Was the last one any good? I'm finding there's nothing really blowing my skirt up in terms of exclusives for the 360 in 2009 and I need something to look forward to. How was the storey in the last one?
Why would Splinter Cell need to BE on PS3? PS3 doesn't need it and besides, Splinter Cell was first thought by X Box fans that it would be better than the MGS series. It greatly failed.
double agent is decent I'm playing it now. it's not a chaos theory, but the team that made chaos theory is making this one so I'm hoping it's at least on CT's level. If you have any doubts I hope they'll release a demo for you to try out,
the second one had the best multiplayer. I'm really hoping they can get back to the charm of that one. I think they've made multiplayer levels a little bit too open as they are now. Also, yes, the last one was pretty good. Not super great, but pretty good. edit: at below. A little known fact about ubisoft outselling the first half of fiscal 2008. The period, which goes from the start of april till the end of september, had one multiplatform game released for the xbox 360 and one multiplat shortly before april. That same time period Haze was released. so you have 3 games for PS3, and 2 games for 360. Surprisingly, 360 had a little more than 2/3s the sales during that period. Also, both ubisoft and EA both reported revenue not profit from both, and profit is a far more important number. THAT'S ALL I WILL SAY.
If you read my comment a bit more thoroughly, you'd see in the second half I was clearly talking to 360 man, not you. Wanna take your time or do you just jump the gun on everything? Now I know why I stopped posting here, because everyone is so damn defensive. CALM DOWN lol. I'm aware of the good it would do for Microsoft, but what wold it do for Ubisoft? Absolutely nothing. They'd most likely make more of a profit off of a multi-plat release. I'd like to thank you though for failing at making me look like what you have just proven yourself to be, an idiot. You clearly cannot seem to understand anything from a buisness perspective, so just go play games.
of the three games released for 360 or PS3 in Q1 and Q2 2008, none sold over a million, and both multiplats were outsold nearly 2:1 on the 360. Just putting, "its not a smart business move for ubisoft as even their own financial reports show they make more money from the ps3 than the 360," in context.
http://n4g.com/News-264629.... Obviously MS is holding onto this one as much as they can. Which is a huge bummer for me and other PS3 only owners.
yes i can't splinter cell is awesome but come ubisoft should go multi their splinter cell fans that only have ps3 come on ubisoft o well thank god i own both systems.
Anyone that has just a PS3 can still play Splinter Cell Conviction because it's coming out on the PC. All I have to do is download that lastest PS3 controller driver, plug my Dualshock 3 to my laptop, and I'm on my way. http://asia.cnet.com/crave/... With so many 360 "exclusives" come out on the PC, you almost don't even need a 360 (Left 4 Dead, Alan Wake, Mass Effect, Splinter Cell Conviction, and it looks like Fable 2 might make it's way to PC too.)
You just need to make sure you have a PC powerful enough to play it. That's kinda the point of console games, so you don't have to.
if pc is such a threat to the 360 then why do games only sell a fraction of what the sell on 360 on the pc platform? uniform hardware, that is why, a lot of people (myself included) grew tired of fiddling with hardware every time they wanted to play a new pc game with 360 you don't need x amount of ram, a video card capable of this or that, you don't need to download drivers, you won't have soundcard conflicts, or have to play on a low detail setting because your textures arent showing right the reason 360 exclusives come out on pc is because there is no real porting process, no major developments costs incurred by the developer so the pc is basically an extra stream of revenue where as to port a game to the ps3 you need time, and effort, and possibly outside help to get everything running the same on the ps3 finicky chipset i stopped bothering with pc games around 2002, and haven't really looked back, all it was doing was costing me money where as with a console you buy it once and all the games will work for it
I am willing to bet that the videocard to run this game optimally on a PC costs more than buying a 360. The logic of PS3 owners on N4G is flawed. Yes you can get the game for the PC. But how much did that PC cost you? What are the specs? Would you rather play a game on a 15-24 inch screen or a 32-60 inch screen? Yes I know you can run a cable from your PC to your HDTV. Yes I know that PC's have surpassed the specs in both the PS3 and 360. But at what cost? If I understand you correctly. All you need to do is buy a PC for around a $1000.00 - $2000.00 USD In addition to the $400.00 - $600.00 USD you spent on your PS3 so you can play this game and throw it in the face of 360 owners? http://www.dell.com/content... Go ahead and configure a PC on Dells website that will run this game better than the 360 will. Let me know how that works out for you. Boy, you showed them AclayPS3.
with computer gaming most likely if u played or have crysis u are pretty much set for most of the games you are planning to get on pc. I myself do not play games on PC, but this is what I think people are trying to point out when they are saying they will play this game on PC.
I hear what you are saying. But my point is that a PC that is optimized for gaming had to cost a substantial amount of money at some point. For people to just dismiss a 360 exclusive because you can also play it on the PC is a bit asinine. I have a 4 year old Dell PC with a P4 3.0 ghz, 1GB of RAM, and a low end Nvidia Geforce 7300LE videocard. The thing cost me a little over a $1000.00 when I bought it. For the amount of money it would take me to either upgrade my PC to handle Crysis optimally, or replace it with a gaming optimized PC, I could buy at least 3-5 Xbox 360s minimum. I'm not trying to ruffle any feathers. But I dont understand why people diss a console exclusive on the 360 just because it gets ported to the PC. It only makes sense for these game developers to maximize thier profits by reaching out to as many customers as possible. Plus the cost of porting between PC and 360 is alot less than porting from 360 to the PS3 or PS3 to the PC thanks to the XNA development tools. Edit: I gave you a bubble for giving me a well thought out response instead of the 3 disagrees I recieved for my earlier comment that had no explanation. Thank you.
I do not understand neither. I hate when ppl have to dis a game cause they don't own that particular system as well. I'm all about console gaming. Me being that I own both systems, I really don't care which system it comes out on. I get to enjoy games on both of them so it really doesn't matter. I do understand what you are saying and bubbles for you as well.
People dismiss it because the fact that xbox 360 "exclusives" are not actually exclusive. PC parts are super cheap these days, and running these games on the PC's lowest setting still looks better than consols most fo the time. Fallout3 for example. Also, to the guy who said that xbox game sales dominate PC games... We only know the fraction of PC games that are bought in stores. Services like Stream, etc. are not included in those sales figures, and if you say those sales are insignificant, than you fail. Its no doubt xbox games outsell PC games, but the margin is not as high as NDP 'stats' indicate.
I remember when Unreal Tourny came out on the PS3, NOBODY mention the best version will still be the PC version....haha I just don't get the logic... I guess you don't have to buy 360 if the game will be on the PC but some will go as far as spending $2000 to avoid touching a 360. Whatever is justified, I guess. I mostly a console gamer now and thats why I own all 3. There is enough Exclusives to warrant owning all the consoles.
Good i need some exclusives for my X360.
Excuse me? You "need" more exclusives on your 360? What a load of crap. Every gamer knows that the 360 has had the most exclusives this generation (the Wii doesn't count). Also, every game developer knows that going multiplatform is much more profitable, so how much do you think the 360 really "needs" exclusive titles?
Did you see the blown up screen of Alan Wake from this PC with the 360 dev kit? http://www.alanwake.com/for... http://i132.photobucket.com... http://n4g.com/gaming/NewsC... Photo real best looking game I'v ever seen.
it would be even nicer if ubi could show some new pics on SCC.
of course they are not going to put it on the PS3 NOBODY WILL BUY IT.
I Thought they Scraped this Crap After they saw MGS4 Nevermind its only a Xbox Game The Expectations are not as High on the 360
"That seems strange"
All the articles are stating that 3rd party developers have to go multiplat during these economic times, so why is Ubi not?
Because maybe M$ paid for exclusivity and there's nothing ubisoft can do about it know. Who knows.
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i digress.... PC BEYOTCHES!!!!
PC with "Windows" another Microsoft platform, but hey keep telling yourself if you get it on PC you will stick it to Microsoft...:)
doesn't surprise me ... yet it surprises me ... is that possible?
Depends how fat the joint you smoked was :P
I'm looking forward to this game, but I could care less if it's exclusive or not. I want a release date!
Timed most likely like double agent. Though it's still on PC on day 1 too.
Which is nice. Quicksaving is the way to go (though it makes the game too easy).
Hn. That is fine and dandy but where is the repurposed game? We haven't seen anything from the game for almost two years, and everything we have seen has pretty much been scrapped.
I'm more concerned about a release date. Give us that and Alan Wake this year and the 360's '09 lineup improves quite a bit.
indeed that would be the icing on the cake.
sorry for being an ass but don't you mean just the icing and no cake
@ ^^^^^^ yes, that. English is not my first language ;)
....if this game and Alan Wake make '09 then that will be great news.
No no what you said on your first comment is right. I was making fun of the 360's lineup because PERSONALLY, I think the 360 doesn't many stellar games coming this year therefor there is no cake and if Alan Wake(icing) does make it this year is going to be the icing but without cake. Sorry for confusing you, your English is fine.
and I found myself madly disappointed in Ubisoft. It doesn't even look like a stealth game any more! Pick up trash cans and make distractions out in broad daylight to get to objectives! It's doesn't even feel like Splinter Cell any more.. and it really f***ing bums me out.
so it could come out anytime between April 1st, 2009 and April 1st, 2010. Wow it almost like this game needs to be renamed Splinter Cell : Chinese Democracy (TM-KB)
Don't you mean Sam Fisher Forever.
may stay exclusive to 360 or not. it might all depend on game sales, lets see what happens in the months to come.
This new one is going to be like a "Jason Bourne" type story right? Where he's running away from anybody? Looks pretty cool.
Did they say "It's a 360 exclusive" or "Nothing has changed since it was originally announced."? I really don't see SC being exclusive, but as the 1st one was it wouldn't be a shock.
First one wasn't. Appeared on Xbox, PS2, GC, and PC.
Is anyone excited for this game? Yeah that's what I thought. NEXT!!!
I am. I love splinter Cell series.
Fine, just give us a damn release date! I've been waiting like, 3 years for this game.
You really like Splinter Cell or somethin Kratos? I don't rate it like.
I hear ya...I'm really in the mood for a good splinter cell game. I'm hoping the time they took on this game was well spent.
If they release this game and Alan Wait this year plus Halo Wars, Halo OSDT, add to that all the awesome PS3s exclusives (K2, GOW3, GT5, etc) and you have one of the best year in gaming.