Microsoft and Ubisoft have both announced that the acclaimed Splinter Cell: Conviction is now playable on Xbox One thanks to the backwards compatibility program, and what's more is that it now has a 50% discount until Monday, so if you have yet to get the game you can do so now.
This is one of the rare occasions where both Microsoft and Ubisoft have really put an effort to get the message out regarding a title being added to the backwards compatibility list, something that happens all the time and never usually gets a big fuss. If we were into conspiracy theories (which we totally aren't), we would say this is a test to find out if there's any interest in Sam Fisher these days and/or remind us about him...
Less than a year ago, the head honcho of Ubisoft Yves Guillemot said the following on the YouTube Live @ E3 channel regarding Splinter Cell and the absence of new games:
"For sure, all the Clancy games are taken care of. It's just that we have a lot on our plate at the moment and The Division continues to be played and Rainbow Six too. I think yesterday was even one of the highest numbers of players playing...So all the Clancy games are coming along. We are not forgetting Splinter Cell."
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