Put two more titles on your 2010 calendar. Ubisoft has confirmed that Splinter Cell: Conviction (Xbox 360, PC) and Red Steel 2 have both been delayed to the March 2010 quarter. Why? Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot says it's to add further polish to both games.
Speaking to Joystiq, Guillemot said:
The changes on Splinter Cell and Red Steel -- it's just a question of polish. The team was asking that they couldn't be with the level of quality on all the maps and all the game for the end of the year, so they had asked for more time to be able to come with a better product, for both of those games.
Guillemot also mentioned that while some parts of both games -- specifically those shown during E3 2009 -- are already at a high enough quality, the same can't be said for the full final products. Good on him for being candid about it, but with all these delays, the early half of next year is starting to look a little crowded.
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