Ubi Explains Splinter Cell Delay

Ubisoft has explained why Splinter Cell: Conviction’s release date has slipped to 2010.In a conference call with investors and analysts yesterday, Ubi CEO Yves Guillemot revealed that the game needs some “polish” as does the upcoming sequel to Red Steel.”Red Steel and Splinter Cell are going to greatly benefit from the additional polishing time we are providing and will clearly be among the leading brands on the Wii and 360 for the March quarter,” he said.“The quality of the games is there for what you’ve been able to see at E3, but we were not able to have that same quality on the full game of those two products.”According to Joystiq, Guillemot went on to reveal that the delay of Splinter Cell/Red Steel delay will cost Ubi “around a million units” in lost sales.