Splinter Cell on PS3? Maybe, says Ubisoft

Tuesday, 2 March 2010 11:04 GMT By Johnny Cullen


Ubisoft’s Max Beland has said Splinter Cell will probably end up coming to PS3 and other platforms after the release of Conviction in April.

Since the start of this generation, only two games in the series has appeared – Double Agent and Conviction – with the former coming to 360 first, before heading to PS3 and Wii at a later date.

But Conviction is a fully-fledged exclusive on Xbox 360 and PC, with no release planned for other consoles.

Despite that, Beland reckons future SC titles will be coming to PS3. Just don’t hedge any bets on Conviction jumping ship.

“I joined Splinter Cell after the exclusivity deal with Microsoft had already been signed, but there’s no reason why Splinter Cell couldn’t be on the PS3,” he told Edge.

“Conviction? No, because of the exclusivity deal. I know people keep talking about maybe, maybe not, [but] at Ubisoft Montreal I haven’t seen anyone working on PS3 for Conviction.

“If Microsoft wants an exclusivity deal, they don’t call me, it’s Yves [Guillemot, Ubisoft CEO] dealing with the business people. But yeah, I guess we could even be a PS3 exclusive if there’s a deal that makes people happy there.”

Splinter Cell: Conviction is due for release on April 13 in the US, and April 16 in the UK for 360 and PC.