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Haze and Conviction delayed

Ubisoft boss Yves Guillemot has revealed that Haze and Splinter Cell: Conviction have been delayed until Q1/Q2 2008 respectively in the company’s six-month financial review.

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He also finally confirmed after months of speculation that Haze will be launching simultaneously on the PS3, 360 and PC. Ubisoft and developer Free Radical Design (of TimeSplitters fame) previously stated that the PS3 was their initial focus, with ports to other platforms to happen during 2008. The PC and 360 releases then seemed to quietly drop off the radar altogether a few months ago, before yesterday’s confirmation the game will now be a multi-platform release.

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Splinter Cell: Conviction, the fifth ‘proper’ entry in the series and a 360 exclusive, is due to take a grittier, rougher tone to its predecessors. Sam Fisher no longer works for Third Echelon, and you will have to utilise makeshift weapons and crowd mechanics to fight and escape your foes. It appears to be very influenced by the Jason Bourne movies, and we can expect a darker and more malicious Fisher than ever.

Look out for more coverage on these games as news comes in.

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