Wondering why Ubisoft isn't bringing Splinter Cell: Conviction (PC, Xbox 360) to the PS3? Wonder no more cos they gave a very straightforward answer at their Q&A Forums, and the long and short of it is: a PS3 version will remain to be a wishful thinking.
Splinter Cell: Conviction is a true Microsoft exclusive title and there are no plans to have Splinter Cell Conviction on other platforms. 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.
You may not necessarily agree with their reasons, but yeah, we're not getting it on the PS3. Too bad. Would've probably looked great too.
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