Ubisoft Explains Splinter Cell Delay

In line with announcing their financial results for Q1 2007, Ubisoft also made known that their highly anticipated 360 exclusive Splinter Cell: Conviction won’t appear in stores until early next year.

CVG contacted Ubisoft to find out just why the unexpected delay was made. “Ubisoft felt it was important to give our development teams some more time in order to perfect the game and to ensure that this title lives up to the high standards of Ubisoft and of the Splinter Cell franchise”, a Ubisoft spokesperson said.

Coincidently, moving the game to Q1 2008 puts it face to face with the PS3’s monster exclusive Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, due in March. We’ll keep you updated.