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Ubisoft delays Splinter Cell, RUSE, I Am Alive

Ubisoft delays Splinter Cell, RUSE, I Am Alive

Ubisoft has delayed three of the biggest titles it had planned for this year, including the new Splinter Cell.

Ubisoft has, at the very last minute, announced delays for three of the biggest games it had planned for this year - Splinter Cell: Conviction, RUSE and I Am Alive.

I Am Alive hadn't had a firm release date attached to it and is likely delayed thanks to a switch in developer, with Ubisoft moving the project from the external Darkworks to the new Ubisoft Shanghai studio, but was rumoured to be set for a 2010 release. Splinter Cell: Conviction and RUSE were both close to the finish line though and were set for a Q1 2010 release.

Ubisoft has given no reason for the delay and has merely re-shuffled the calendar to put all three games in the Fiscal 2010 release window - which means the games could be released anywhere between April 2010 and March 2011.

It's not the first time that Splinter Cell: Conviction has been delayed either. The game was first announced back in 2007 and sported mechanics similar to Assassin's Creed, but the project was quickly taken back to the drawing board and re-imagined as a more conventional Splinter Cell title.

RUSE meanwhile was Ubisoft's big new IP for 2010 and was announced only last year.

You can check our previews on Splinter Cell: Conviction and RUSE for more information on either game.

Let us know your thoughts in the forums.

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mi1ez 14th January 2010, 12:31 Quote
I henceforth declare this the year of the delayed/cancelled release.
xaser04 14th January 2010, 12:43 Quote
Even with the delay they will be released before GT5....
Almightyrastus 14th January 2010, 13:01 Quote
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Originally Posted by xaser04
Even with the delay they will be released before GT5....

Duke Nukem will be out before that........
Digi 14th January 2010, 13:03 Quote
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Originally Posted by Almightyrastus
Duke Nukem will be out before that........

Damn, you beat me too it - was just writing that! :)

I wasn't waiting for any of these games and thus I will just leave this troll post for you and return to blissful ignorance.
UrbanMarine 14th January 2010, 13:07 Quote
I'd laugh if DNF did release before GT5. But wishful thinking :) As for Splinter Cell, I knew it was going to be delayed.....
pizan 14th January 2010, 13:13 Quote
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Originally Posted by Almightyrastus
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Originally Posted by xaser04
Even with the delay they will be released before GT5....

Duke Nukem will be out before that........

That might be going a little too far.
Flibblebot 14th January 2010, 13:36 Quote
They're probably being delayed for financial reasons - perhaps Ubi sees it's FY2010/11 lineup as being weak, so they're pushing a couple of their bigger releases to bolster next year's revenue; or, alternatively, they see those as risky titles and don't want them to adversely affect this financial year's results.

Either way, I think it's more than likely to be a financial/business decision rather than anything to do with the development.
Devolve 14th January 2010, 15:09 Quote
Probably already been spotted, but thats the first time ive seen duke nukem abbreviated....reminds me of all thos times on GRID with DNF did not finish.
im not bothered about RUSE but am kinda disappointed about splinter. :(
pimonserry 14th January 2010, 17:12 Quote
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Originally Posted by News
Ubisoft's big new IP for 2010

What do you mean by big new IP?

Bit of a shame Splinter Cell is delayed again :( And RUSE looked interesting, but I probably wouldn't have bought it.
TWeaK 14th January 2010, 18:33 Quote
So, who's taking the bets for the next game delayed from the "Games to Watch in 2010" article?
Farfalho 14th January 2010, 19:15 Quote
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Originally Posted by Almightyrastus
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Originally Posted by xaser04
Even with the delay they will be released before GT5....

Duke Nukem will be out before that........
That was kind of expected and funny as hell xD

I'm willing to put pressure on BT staff to create 2 new awards for 2010 - The Most Delayed Game of The Year and the Publisher With More Delays 2010 Award

I mean, it's becoming a trend
wafflesomd 15th January 2010, 05:54 Quote
This is starting to look like one of the worst years in gaming history :(
SteveU 15th January 2010, 13:41 Quote
Grrrrrrrrrrrrr, I was really looking forward to Splinter Cell too, it's my fav gaming series ever!!!!!
Star*Dagger 16th January 2010, 00:05 Quote
2010 is the year that I am back in the Star Trek Universe. Star Trek Online is out, I don't need another game this year.
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