If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy.

PC Conviction delay not DRM related

Needed polish, debugging, says Ubisoft.

Ubisoft has explained to Eurogamer that Splinter Cell Conviction was not held up on PC because of DRM issues.

"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 put down in words. "The slip has not been linked to the DRM."

The PC version of Splinter Cell Conviction will be released two weeks later than on Xbox 360.

Ubisoft's DRM measures have caused controversy as they require users to be connected to the internet at all times. This causes problems if connections temporarily drop.

"We know this choice is controversial but we feel is justified by the gameplay advantages offered by the system and because most PCs are already connected to the internet," said Ubisoft in January when its DRM measures were revealed.

Will you support Eurogamer?

We want to make Eurogamer better, and that means better for our readers - not for algorithms. You can help! Become a supporter of Eurogamer and you can view the site completely ad-free, as well as gaining exclusive access to articles, podcasts and conversations that will bring you closer to the team, the stories, and the games we all love. Subscriptions start at £3.99 / $4.99 per month.

About the Author

Robert Purchese avatar

Robert Purchese

Senior Staff Writer

Bertie is senior staff writer and Eurogamer's Poland-and-dragons correspondent. He's part of the furniture here, a friendly chair, and reports on all kinds of things, the stranger the better.

Comments

More News

Latest Articles

Supporters Only

Eurogamer.net logo

Buy things with globes on them

And other lovely Eurogamer merch in our official store!

Eurogamer.net Merch