Splinter Cell: Conviction is a Xbox 360 Exclusive
The age of third-party exclusives might be coming to an end, however, that doesn’t mean some game developed won’t be an confined to one system. One of the best games at E3 was Splinter Cell: Conviction, and it happens to be published by a third-party company which is Ubisoft. Since we first saw the posters in and around E3, we noticed it only had an Xbox 360 logo and was missing the PS3 watermark. Because of that reason alone, many people were speculating that the title was going to be an Xbox 360 exclusive. Guess what? They were right.
Ubisoft has confirmed that Splinter Cell: Conviction will only be coming to the 360 because “Splinter Cell games are historically linked with Microsoft platforms.”
“Splinter Cell conviction is a true Microsoft exclusive title and there are no plans to have Splinter Cell Conviction on other platforms. There are several reasons behind this choice. First of all, Splinter Cell games are historically linked with Microsoft platforms. The first Splinter Cell on the original Xbox was one of the first games to fully exploit the console’s technical possibilities. At that time, Microsoft really believed in the game potential and provided strong support to promote it. So, there is a “link of heart” between the franchise and the platform. Some games are like this (think of Final Fantasy for instance). The second reason behind this choice is purely linked to production. Having a single target platform means that we can optimize the game even further, because we only have one type of – console – hardware to support.”
Funny how they told us to think of Final Fantasy, but last time I checked the 14th installment of the famed RPG is now making its way to the Xbox 360. So saying “link of heart” is a little dumbfounding. I always thought it was about money in the end. Good job Ubisoft, you are really playing in the hands of the fanboys of each system.