Throughout just about every single Splinter Cell release, each has been dubbed with the words “exclusive for the Xbox 360” to a certain point. It happened this generation, and it happened in the last. History shows, though, that the Splinter Cell franchise was far from exclusive on Microsoft’s consoles. Eventually, the games made their way onto both PlayStation 2 and PlayStation 3 platforms and the word “exclusive” no longer held weight. That’s why with the upcoming sequel just around the corner – Splinter Cell: Conviction – it’s kind of difficult to fathom that this title, once again, will stay “exclusive” to the Xbox 360 and PC…and this is coming from the lips of Ubisoft Montreal CEO Yannis Mallat.
Why the game wasn’t also developed for the PlayStation 3 had to do with the fact that, according to the development team, another version could hurt production values. Meh. I am putting my money where my mouth is and saying that once Splinter Cell: Conviction sells well, and it will undoubtedly will, a PlayStation 3 version will be more than likely considered. Yannis Mallat told VideoGamer “there is always hope” for a port to happen.
Will the game release side-by-side on the PS3 with the Xbox 360 or PC? Absolutely not. That I know. But with the past providing evidence as proof that Microsoft “exclusives” usually tend to be ported to the PS3, there is no doubt in my mind that Conviction will soon creep its way on Sony’s platform like the stealthy game that it is.