Now that the third-party playing field is supposedly "level
," Microsoft looks to be making a play for the advantage, as Ubisoft continues to insist
that Splinter Cell Conviction
is "a true Microsoft exclusive title." We've heard this before
, of course, but this time it's with more *ahem* conviction,
as an Ubisoft UK Forum Manager declares there are "no plans to have Splinter Cell Conviction
on other [console] platforms." The sentiment echoes
the long drama surrounding Metal Gear Solid 4's
exclusivity, and we have to imagine doubts about Conviction's
exclusivity won't go down quietly, either.
Just as Metal Gear Solid
has been associated with PlayStation (though not always exclusive to Sony platforms), Ubisoft calls Splinter Cell
and Microsoft "historically linked," explaining that Conviction's
exclusivity is based, in part, on "a 'link of heart.'" Aw, that's sweet
-- and so is the check that Microsoft must have cut.