Splinter Cell: Conviction is now backwards compatible on Xbox One

Stealthy Sam Fisher is now backwards compatible on Xbox One, thanks to Ubisoft and Microsoft partnering to make the Xbox 360 game, Splinter Cell: Conviction, playable on the latter company’s modern hardware. This announcement couldn’t have come at a more fitting time either, given that Conviction is currently 50% off on Xbox Live as part of the ongoing Ubisoft Publisher Sale.

Arguably the series’ most divisive outing, Conviction — which released back in April, 2010 — was a risky undertaking for Ubisoft at the time. By designing the sequel around faster, more fluid and less strict gameplay mechanics, they irked members of the hardcore stealth crowd who claimed that it wasn’t a true Splinter Cell game. On the other hand, some people really liked it, including this particular author who still considers it to be his favourite of the series’ installments.

So, if you’ve been itching to play Splinter Cell: Conviction again, or even for the first time, now’s your chance to play Sam Fisher’s fifth outing on your Xbox One.