While the upcoming Splinter Cell: Conviction is exclusive to the PC and Xbox 360, Ubisoft Montreal’s Creative Director Max Beland told Edge that the next instalment in the series could “be a PS3 exclusive if there’s a deal that makes people happy there”.
“I’m not involved in the business deals. I joined Splinter Cell after the exclusivity deal with Microsoft had already been signed, but there’s no reason why Splinter Cell couldn’t be on the PS3. Conviction? No because of the exclusivity deal. I know people keep talking about maybe, maybe not, at Ubisoft Montreal I haven’t seen anyone working on PS3 for Conviction. But the next game is open to new deals.”
Seeing as though Ubisoft are “open to new deals”, it remains to be seen if Sony will enter a bidding war for the exclusivity of a third party title.