According to the recent announcement made by Ubisoft, Splinter Cell: Conviction has joined the ranks of highly anticipated titles that will not be playable until 2010. Ubisoft also made mention that the new IP, I AM ALIVE and Ghost Recon 4 will also be delayed until 2010.
“We are disappointed that we have to postpone the release of several major games but we consider that this choice is the best one in the long-term interests of Ubisoft,” Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot
As an Xbox 360 exclusive, Splinter Cell: Conviction was considered one of the sure fire titles that would be available in 2009 to fend off the PS3 exclusive onslaught. However as PS3 exclusives like God of War 3, Heavy Rain and now possibly MAG received 2010 release dates the Xbox 360 exclusive line-up began to look more attractive. Now without Splinter Cell: Conviction in the 2009 Xbox 360 line-up, just how attractive does the Xbox 360 exclusive line-up look for the rest of the year?