Split-screen.com: "Between all the hype for Assassin's Creed 2 and Beyond Good & Evil 2, Ubisoft Montreal has characteristically avoided any mention of Splinter Cell: Conviction. Until now. Official Xbox Magazine UK has reported that Conviction will apparently be arriving by Christmas this year. Even if it's pushed back, at least it won't be far away from Ubisoft's originally projected date of late 2009 to early 2010. For a game that's been undergoing several changes after being delayed for almost two years, the dev team is still candid on what actual gameplay will be like. The Assassin's Creed fixation may change, given the problems that the crowd and manipulating it to accomplish missions poised."