Two of the biggest games that Ubisoft showed at E3 wont be making there 2009 release as promised. Both tittles were expected to hit the market this fall, But now Splinter Cell and Red Steel have been moved to be release sometime during January or March of 2010. This aren’t the only tittles coming out of Ubisoft that have been pushed back Ghost Recon and I Am Alive are now expected in late 2010 or early 2011. Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot explains:
“We are disappointed that we have to postpone the release of several major games but we consider that this choice is the best one in the long-term interests of Ubisoft. Lastly, we are having to adjust our full-year targets to take into account the fall in business over the first half. The excellent response to our games at E3, as well as the high buzz generated for titles such as Assassin’s Creed 2, Splinter Cell Conviction and Avatar, reinforce our belief that the company can achieve strong growth in the second half of the fiscal year.”
The reason for Red Steel and its delay comes from the team working on the on the Wii exclusive tittle. The team explains that they need more time to polish all the maps, and that the demo shown at E3 didn’t reflect the quality of the rest of the game in its current state.