Ubisoft’s Splinter Cell: Conviction was shown during E3 and made quite a knockout. Xbox 360 and PC owners around the world pissed their pants in excitement, and frankly I was one of them. However, sole-PlayStation 3 owners hoping for a port to come to the console sometime after its release may be out of luck.
Why would a third-party publisher keep a game exclusive on a console these days? Well, Ubisoft explains.
Splinter Cell conviction is a true Microsoft exclusive title and there are no plans to have Splinter Cell Conviction on other platforms. There are several reasons behind this choice. First of all, Splinter Cell games are historically linked with Microsoft platforms. The first Splinter Cell on the original Xbox was one of the first games to fully exploit the console’s technical possibilities. At that time, Microsoft really believed in the game potential and provided strong support to promote it. So, there is a “link of heart” between the franchise and the platform. Some games are like this (think of Final Fantasy for instance). The second reason behind this choice is purely linked to production. Having a single target platform means that we can optimize the game even further, because we only have one type of – console – hardware to support.
Q&A [Splinter Cell Site]