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Splinter Cell Conviction console exclusivity was “a logical step,” says Ubisoft

Monday, 22nd June 2009 09:10 GMT By Mike

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Alain Corre, executive director of Ubisoft, has said the decision to make Splinter Cell Conviction an Xbox 360 console exclusive was a “logical step” for the company.

“It was a decision that we took many years ago,” he told GI. “It’s been an ongoing process.

“For us when we decided to do that many years ago it was a logical step.”

Corre was equally cool when asked whether Ubisoft was worried about limiting sales to just one machine. “But there are also a lot of hardcore gamers who have ownership of both consoles,” he explained.

“And everyone has a PC at home. To a certain extent if players want the next Splinter Cell game they will find a way.”

Full interview with Corre through the link.

Splinter Cell Conviction is out for PC and Xbox 360 in October.

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14 Comments

  1. Blerk

    “It was a logical step after Microsoft sent over all those hookers with the big bags of cash!”

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Quiiick

    @ Blerk
    LOL. Exactely what I wanted to say as well.

    Money talks. Period.
    So don’t try to give us this BS-explanation, Ubisoft.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. lk

    eh, I think it’s the same thing as with Rockstar’s Agent — console exclusivity helps a game in terms of word of mouth and attention diverted towards it by the manufacturer.

    also, he is right in saying that if people want to play it, they will find a way.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Blerk

    I like how he says ‘and everyone has a PC at home’ like everyone has a PC that will play modern games at home. I’m surmising Splinter Cell won’t have the same system requirements as Peggle?

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Retroid

    Given the roots of the series it’s always been at least heavily tilted towards the original Xbox, so I see what he means by that.

    But otherwise: yeah, hookers and cash :)

    #5 5 years ago
  6. loki

    Ubisoft stop talking bullshit. Exclusive – one platform, not 2 or 3 or 4. And Ubisoft fuck you with your PC, i am not going to support torrent user. Better to spend my money on something else, Brutal Legend for example, real console exclusive

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Blerk

    Er…. Come again?

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Retroid

    Hopefully he’ll never come again and his genetic line will end there.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    3rd party exclusivity sucks for the consumer masses. Ubisoft can eat a dick

    #9 5 years ago
  10. David

    PS3 owners cry that they wont get to play splinter cell. Everyone else eats lolcakes and watches the show.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. No_PUDding

    I’ll cry if I can have a lolcake.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. David

    hands No_PUDing a lolcake

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Blerk

    Can you have a lolcake without having to eat a dick?

    #13 5 years ago
  14. David

    Hands Blerk a dickless lolcake

    #14 5 years ago

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