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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