Kotaku: Ubisoft Specifically Vague On Splinter Cell: Conviction

Last week reports surfaced suggesting that Splinter Cell: Conviction, the latest chapter in Ubisoft's Sam Fisher saga, had gone back to the drwing 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.

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.

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?

More After the Jump.

Mr PS35839d ago

They are waiting until MGS4 come's out !!
They want to know what they are up against
And then the penny will drop !!

What ever they do it will be compared to MGS4
And no matter what they do
This game will be years behind MGS4
But again the Bots are easily pleased
Sorry Bots but we are Laughing at you now and we will be Laughing at you Next year and the year after and so on

Sphincter cell will SUCK

LenHart5839d ago

Ubi confirmed that

However they are worried too. who buys this cRAP when there is MGS4 .

June 12th FTW

jkhan5839d ago

Isn't this news referring to CVG news already posted?

ISA_Scum5838d ago

After Assassin's Creed barely functioned and Haze turned out to be average but got media-flushed, they better be vague about this game. Delayed till 2009, this is a game that looks to be an early contender for guaranteed flopage!! Seriously, long delays = disaster (except for SPORE). Just ask Haze, Lair, Timeshift, etc devs. How did those games turn out?


Watch Ninja Gaiden II, Fable 2, Fable 3, and Splinter Cell Games Enhanced for Xbox One X in Action

Microsoft presented a new batch of Xbox 360 games that received Xbox One X enhancements via Xbox One backward compatibility, and here you can watch how they run.

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RizBiz1864d ago

Nothing wrong with more games. As someone who just fundamentally hates xbox, I am pretty jelly that xbox gamers get real BC.

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Gaming4Life19811864d ago (Edited 1864d ago )

Finally ninja gaiden 2 is BC, I've been waiting on this since they announced BC.

Bane351864d ago (Edited 1864d ago )

Yeah i thought ninja gaiden was gonna get remaster because it wasnt announced for backwards compatible til just now tho i would've been up for joy if they announced max payne 3 for backwards compatible today instead

hiawa231864d ago

I am so wanting MP3 on BC and X1X enhanced

Bane351864d ago (Edited 1864d ago )

@hiawa23 i think R* has plans to remaster MP3 at this point

Z5011864d ago

You couldn't play your copy of NG2 before this announcement?

Bane351864d ago (Edited 1864d ago )

No it just became backwards compatible today

Movefasta19931864d ago

not everybody still has their 360, that's why

Z5011864d ago

Kept your game, but no console to play it on?
No one sells 360's anymore?

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bluebenjamin1864d ago

Ninja Gaiden 2 is the main game I wanted bcthen alone one x enchanced is this game is more fun than bloodborne

Gwiz1864d ago

No contest,souls games are overhyped for difficulty.

bluebenjamin1864d ago

Very overhyped just because of difficulty not because of fun

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Movefasta19931864d ago

facts, once you beat a souls game and do ng plus, you have the game downloaded. Once you return to ng1 and 2 you still can get your ass handed to you lol, the regular enemies are a threat, still attacking even when they are on the ground dismembered.

Gaming4Life19811864d ago

Agreed dark souls, bloodborne, and sekiro are overhyped games and dont compare to ninja gaiden 1 & , ninja gaiden 3 sucks.

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Z5011864d ago

What does BB have to do with NG2?
Why not insert Contra Shattered Soldier while you're at it.

bluebenjamin1864d ago

Ninja gaiden was once considered one of the hardest games ninja gaiden 2 has rpg elements so does bloodborn they have similar combat but ninja gaiden 2 just looks better doing it plus its fast pace and flashy combos removing limbs of foes remember 360 put more enemies on screen than ps3 on this game 360 had more dismemberment of limbs than the ps3 vs.360 had a better gpu but ps3 still to this day has an awesome cpu the ps3 had the prettiest ninja gaiden because of native 720 p while 360 pushed 640p now the one X has both higher rez and 360 style dismemberment But Ok for you contra ps2 version and nes

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Movefasta19931864d ago

I do think ninja gaiden 1 and 2 are better than souls games, but they aren't even comparable

Z5011864d ago

Again. Why'd you pick BB?
Ninja Gaiden has ninja dog mode = easy
NG2 has a jump and block button
BB has none of those.

You could've picked a Devil May Cry or Bayonetta game. They're more similar to NG2 than BB.

What does PS3 have to do with this announcement? Your insecurities are showing.

Gaming4Life19811864d ago

I think they are being compared because of difficulty but I dont even think that is comparable imo. Ninja gaiden games are better though that's just facts.

Hungryalpaca1864d ago

And Forza is Better than MARIO Kart!!!!!

See how stupid that sounds?

bluebenjamin1863d ago

No Mario Kart is the best racer ever almost anyone can play

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timotim1864d ago (Edited 1864d ago )

Amazing news! NG2!?!? Three Splinter Cell games!!! Fable 2&3 (the first is already enhanced)!!! This is what separates Microsoft's version of BC from others...its that they enhance both the performance and visual quality of these titles to keep them current in a lot of cases, instead of playing them exactly how they played and performed back in the day. Whats even better...I don't need to do ANYTHING but download the new patch...amazing.👏

Keep it coming Xbox!

hiawa231864d ago

I agree 100%