Ubisoft boss Yves Guillemot has said that Splinter Cell: Conviction and Red Steel 2 have been delayed in order to make sure each full game lives up to their E3 demos.
"The changes on Splinter Cell and Red Steel - it's just a question of polish," he said in a conference call after the delays were announced. Both games are now due out between January and the end of March 2010.
"The team was asking that they couldn't be with the level of quality on all the maps and all the game for the end of the year, so they had asked for more time to be able to come with a better product, for both of those games," Guillemot explained.
"The quality of the games is there for what you've been able to see at E3, but we were not able to have that same quality on the full game of those two products."
Ubisoft also pushed back the release of I Am Alive (again) and the as-yet elusive new Ghost Recon game to its next financial year, which begins in April 2010.