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Post by Dan @ 05:46pm 25/03/10 | 25 Comments
Perhaps it's because they're too busy releasing trailer after trailer for their games, but publishers nowadays don't seem to crow about their games "going gold" as they used to.

Contrary to that trend, Ubisoft have today let us know that the hotly anticipated Splinter Cell Conviction has completed development and is off on its journey to mass-production.

Interestingly, the announcement is only for the Xbox 360 version of the game and makes several references to the game's "Xbox Exclusive" status, even though the release date for the PC version of the game is the same. I suppose it only matters that it's "not on PlayStation 3" - or perhaps its a veiled reference to the fact that nobody is going to be able to play it on PC with Ubi's failing always-on DRM system (Oh Snap!).

Splinter Cell Conviction is on track to hit Xbox 360 and PC on April 15th 2010.

Check out the latest developer diary trailer Visual Signature for more Sam Fisher goodness.




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alandalf
Posted 05:47pm 25/3/10
<3 when games completely development.
ctd
Posted 05:51pm 25/3/10
Pretty annoyed they f***ed off the PS3 development. I would upgrade my comp for BC2 and this but I need that monies for plane tix and 'if I can't get a job right away money'
Mantorok
Posted 06:22pm 25/3/10
They didn't f*** it off, there was never a PS3 version of Splinter Cell: Conviction.
ctd
Posted 06:35pm 25/3/10
I am aware, they announced the lack of ps3 version 2008. Are you questioning my choice of slang?
Midda
Posted 06:41pm 25/3/10
I want this on PC, but I don't want to deal with their retarded DRM. If there isn't an easy solution after a while, I guess I'll just have to get the 360 version.
pARODY
Posted 07:07pm 25/3/10
360 demo was pretty good. Being a new consoler it was pretty easy to aim and shoot stuff when my plan screwed up and I would just have to take the room down the hard way. :P
Trauma
Posted 08:46pm 25/3/10
Cracks midda, theres seems to be several about. My connection is always on so I really don't care.
Khel
Posted 08:57pm 25/3/10
Yeah, the demo was really sweet. I was already looking forward to this game, but the demo cemented the deal for me. This is what it must feel like to be Jack Bauer.
Eorl
Posted 10:22pm 25/3/10
Games can go gold before they're released!? That makes no sense...how can it go go gold without the public first playing it...whoopity doo, a few reviewers say its good and it gets gold?
Khel
Posted 10:29pm 25/3/10
Going gold means its gone off to be mass produced, ie the gold master has been pressed.
ravn0s
Posted 10:42pm 25/3/10
lol @ eorl.

sadly this is another ubisoft game i am no longer buying due to their s***** drm
Midda
Posted 12:31am 26/3/10
Cracks midda, theres seems to be several about. My connection is always on so I really don't care.

My connection is fine too, but there servers aren't.

And even if they were, I don't want to support their stupid system.
Tetsuo
Posted 12:57am 26/3/10
My connection is fine too, but there servers aren't.

And even if they were, I don't want to support their stupid system.


As much as i dislike DRM just as much as any good PC gamer does you HONESTLY can't fault companys for TRYING to stop piracy.

Everyone needs to be fed. Cept trolls.
Midda
Posted 01:00am 26/3/10
And it seems their latest attempt will just drive more people to pirate. Good job, Ubisoft.
Bah
Posted 01:08am 26/3/10
And it seems their latest attempt will just drive more people to pirate.

I'm sure they won't care if people aren't pirating their games.
Dazhel
Posted 01:56am 26/3/10
As much as i dislike DRM just as much as any good PC gamer does you HONESTLY can't fault companys for TRYING to stop piracy.


The fault is that they might be trying to stop piracy but in reality the only harm from this scheme has and will come to their legitimate customers.
Nice one Ubisoft, you aimed for your left foot but somehow managed to hit your right foot!
Tetsuo
Posted 02:01am 26/3/10
Just out of curiosity what is Ubisoft actually doing that annoys you?

From my understanding (correct me if i am wrong) all they want is for you to register an account and keep a permanent internet connection in order to verify if you are legit or not.

If that is the case WHY is it so bad? As long as it aint that "Yo you get 3 installs then its dead LAWL" crap that happined to Spore. And if your point is that you HAVE to create that account well Steam makes you logg in everytime just to play any game you purchase via Steam (i am well aware of offline mode).
DM
Posted 02:12am 26/3/10
all they want is for you to register an account and keep a permanent internet connection in order to verify if you are legit or not.

Oh well if thats ALL they want us to do then sure go nuts. This DRM is retarded from the get go for that very reason. It requires you to be connected to the net to play even single player. If your net cuts out for 10 seconds then WHOOPS, you just lost a bunch of playtime depending on how frequently the game autosaves. When Ubisoft servers have issues, like there have been clearly, the game is unplayable and treats the people who do support their games like f*****g criminals when they want nothing more to enjoy the game they payed $100 for.

if your point is that you HAVE to create that account well Steam makes you logg in everytime just to play any game you purchase via Steam

Steam is entirely different. If you become disconnected from the net it doesn't kick you out of the game, it doesn't restrict when you can play depending on if their servers are up (because as you mentioned, offline mode) and steam is more of a game delivery service than what it is a true copy protection method. At least that is what I feel.
Dazhel
Posted 02:22am 26/3/10
and keep a permanent internet connection in order to verify if you are legit or not


It's ridiculous to require a permanent internet connection for a single player game. Sure, activate the install over the internet once the first time the game is started maybe, but the message Ubisoft is sending is that if your unlucky enough to have internet connection that drops out on the odd occasion then they're not interested in your business.
Tollaz0r!
Posted 07:46am 26/3/10
Do they still use Gold Master DVD/CD's anymore or is it something else now?
Khel
Posted 12:51pm 26/3/10
Yeah, I doubt I would buy an Ubisoft game on PC anymore after all this DRM crap, but then it doesn't drive me to piracy, it just means I'll buy them on 360 instead.
parabol
Posted 01:08pm 26/3/10
Going gold means its gone off to be mass produced, ie the gold master has been pressed.

I used to think it meant it got warezed.

Though I've found it's not completely untrue as the gold/pirated dates tend to coincide frequently ...
Mantorok
Posted 01:14pm 26/3/10
step
Posted 01:17pm 26/3/10
From my understanding (correct me if i am wrong) all they want is for you to register an account and keep a permanent internet connection in order to verify if you are legit or not.
The issue is that their servers have been utter fail and people haven't been able to play the game they have legitimately purchased because of that.
ravn0s
Posted 02:08pm 26/3/10
i love how that dude takes his shirt of first.
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