Splinter Cell Blacklist has been pushed back from its planned spring 2013 release to a firm August 23 date, Ubisoft has announced.
The delay will enable the title to live up to expectations, says Parizeau.
"We've said it before, but this truly is the biggest game in the series – it has a huge scope. We've created a massive amount of content across all the game modes, from single player, to co-op and multiplayer, and we feel strongly that the game will benefit from taking the time we need for polish," explained senior producer, Alex Parizeau.
"We all saw how that decision helped another great Ubisoft franchise this past year with Far Cry and we have the same high expectations for our title."
Parizeau added: "Splinter Cell Blacklist will have full support for a for a wide variety of play styles from Ghost, to Panther, to Assault, combined with a completely universal economy system are intricate and require a high level of tweaking and balance. We've put a great deal of effort into creating this game, and we do it all for you, our fans."
Look out for some "big things" Ubisoft has planned for Splinter Cell over the next few months.