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Splinter Cell Conviction will arrive on the PC and Xbox 360 this fall. Today Ubisoft also reiterated the PS3 release date: never.
Every time a game is declared an exclusive for one platform or another, gamers who own the spurned console express skepticism. Ubisoft isn't giving much ammunition to the "Splinter Cell Conviction coming to PS3" rumor mongers, though. "Splinter Cell conviction is a true Microsoft exclusive title and there are no plans to have Splinter Cell Conviction on other platforms," said a Ubisoft community manager in a Q&A.
"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. "
I don't know if Final Fantasy the best example of a franchise staying loyal to one hardware company (just ask Nintendo) but point made. No Splinter Cell Conviction for PS3, folks. Move on to some other rumor.