Splinter Cell Conviction on PS3? Never, says Ubi

Friday, 19th June 2009 10:08 GMT By Patrick Garratt


If you were holding out for Splinter Cell Conviction to eventually make its way to PS3, you’re out of luck. Ubi just said on its forums that it really is an MS exclusive thanks to a “link of heart” between the franchise and the platform.

“Splinter Cell Conviction is a true Microsoft exclusive title and there are no plans to have Splinter Cell Conviction on other platforms,” said the company.

“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.”

It’s out at the end of this year. Assuming you’re not solely reliant on PS3, obviously.



  1. Blerk

    Six months after the 360 version, then.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. tenthousandgothsonacid

    Lol Exactly.

    See also – The Agent

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Blerk

    It’s doubly amusing that he picks Final Fantasy as his “link of heart” example, given that it’s multi-platform now. :-)

    #3 6 years ago

    Was that actually part of the quote, is is that an editorial note/suggestion?

    #4 6 years ago
  5. Anders

    It’s a part of the quote; check the link.

    #5 6 years ago

    Oh dear…

    #6 6 years ago
  7. SniperWolf

    it is a fucking exclusive why the fuck you guys question that… ?

    #7 6 years ago


    #8 6 years ago
  9. supererogatory

    Ironically, “Link of Heart” is also the theme song for this new Splinter Cell game; it is performed by pop singer Dido.

    The chorus is as follows:

    “link of heart
    technical possibilities
    exclusive histories (no plans for anyone else)
    and our final fantasies
    produced optimization (no plans for anyone else)
    never shall I betray my heart”

    #9 6 years ago
  10. Dannybuoy

    so they can’t be fucked to port it basically. sloppy

    #10 6 years ago
  11. dirigiblebill

    There’s nothing inherently “sloppy” about optimising your performance on one platform.

    #11 6 years ago
  12. Shatner

    So, the DS, GBA, java and inevitable iPhone Splinter Cells are all a link of heart too? :D

    #12 6 years ago
  13. JesteR

    Well doesnt it come out for PC? I might have bought it for my PS3 but since its not coming out for it i just torrent the PC version. Sorry to say that but i hate exclusives from publishers who usually release their games on every platform. Only because they get paid off they release it to MS only.

    #13 6 years ago
  14. Blerk

    The link of heart is never as strong as the link of wallet.

    #14 6 years ago
  15. anasui

    another 7000 comments. Fuckyeah!

    #15 6 years ago
  16. Gadzooks!

    > so they can’t be fucked to port it basically

    With most PS3 ports being arse, would you even want it?

    #16 6 years ago
  17. Blerk

    Ubi’s PS3 stuff is usually decent enough these days, isn’t it?

    #17 6 years ago
  18. El_MUERkO

    “Some games are like this (think of Haze for instance).”

    /fixed :D

    #18 6 years ago
  19. absolutezero

    I always thought of SC as a PC series myself.

    #19 6 years ago
  20. No_PUDding

    Since I bought it on PS2, I think of it as a Playstation franchise.

    And SERIOUSLY… Final Fantasy? I will be waiting for it on PS3.

    #20 6 years ago
  21. Psychotext

    I saw it on a television. I consider it a television exclusive.

    #21 6 years ago
  22. Mike

    I can’t wait for the FFXIII resolution warz.

    #22 6 years ago
  23. No_PUDding

    It was in my house, so I fuckign flip out, if I see it anywhere else.

    So anyway, They aren’t clueless. This has been said, becuase that other guy said that he doesn’t know if it will stay exclsuive. And I am still very excited about it on PS3.

    #23 6 years ago
  24. onyxbox

    is Splinter Cell a big deal?

    I couldn’t get into ‘em tbh… one of them had a good multiplayer mode tho’ but I can’t remeber which one (guns vs stealth type of thing).

    #24 6 years ago
  25. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    PC download……I’m happy.

    #25 6 years ago
  26. MushroomStamp

    I have both systems and EVERY single game that is multiplatform, has always been better on the 360. It seems Sony doesn’t do much in supporting developers.

    #26 6 years ago
  27. Psychotext

    There are a few that are better on the PS3. To say every single game is better on the 360 would be inaccurate.

    #27 6 years ago
  28. loki

    absolutezero you fool, SC always developed for Xbox at fist

    Better PS3, then PC
    Sorry i am not going to support PC torrents users. I buy conviction only if PC port will been canceled

    #28 6 years ago
  29. MushroomStamp

    If there is one better on the PS3, I can’t think of it.

    #29 6 years ago
  30. cachucha

    lol jester fighting powa with piracy gg

    #30 6 years ago
  31. theevilaires

    MushroomStamp said: If there is one better on the PS3, I can’t think of it.

    take your head out of M$ ass…..ok now try

    #31 6 years ago
  32. Withnail

    “There will be no PS3 version of BioShock. It has been explained time and time again.”

    #32 6 years ago
  33. maverick-13

    THOSE xbox COCK SUCKIN DICKS!!! WE SHARE METAL GEAR SOLID 5 AND AS THANKS THEY TAKE SPLINTER CELL AWAY FROM US!! Well good RIDDANCE from what ive heard, its ganna be shit anyway;)

    #33 6 years ago
  34. Psychotext


    #34 6 years ago
  35. anasui

    looks like maverick thinks its past 8pm as well

    #35 6 years ago
  36. No_PUDding


    Maverick, lets wait it out. I wouldn’t mind getting the PS3 version, becuase I want the etxras that come with it.

    #36 6 years ago
  37. maverick-13

    Hey!! MushroomStamp!! ……….nobody likes you so you should just go kill yourself ok! THANKS

    #37 6 years ago
  38. dirigiblebill


    #38 6 years ago
  39. No_PUDding

    Defintely, anasui!

    He obviously lives int he Red Light district of Japan.

    #39 6 years ago

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