Splinter Cell: Conviction has been delayed on the PC by an extra two weeks, but not because of DRM, says Ubisoft.
Ubisoft has tried to assure PC gamers that it has not delayed the PC version of upcoming stealth-em-up Splinter Cell: Conviction
because of it's new form of always-online DRM.
Splinter Cell: Conviction
will be released on the PC on April 30th - two weeks behind the Xbox 360 version.
"The reason that has been given for the delay is that the extra time was need to polish and debug the game,
" a Ubisoft spokesperson told Eurogamer
. "The slip has not been linked to the DRM.
Ubisoft's controversial new anti-piracy plan
involves PC players always having to be online when using their games, even in singleplayer. It's not a system without weaknesses
Ubisoft is well-aware that the system is unpopular, having factored into consumer and critical response to games like Settlers 7
and Silent Hunter 5
, but says it feels "justified
" in using it anyway.
Ubisoft is using the new DRM in all PC games, so while Splinter Cell: Conviction
might not have been delayed because of it, the game will still feature the controversial DRM.
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