Speaking to Eurogamer, Ubisoft have said that Splinter Cell: Conviction certainly is delayed on the PC, but those delays are for tweaking the game and nothing to do with DRM as some had speculated.
The Ubisoft spokesperson said:
“The reason that has been given for the delay is that the extra time was need to polish and debug the game. The slip has not been linked to the DRM.”
The DRM measures have been recognised as controversial by Ubisoft though, which suggests they have listened to the criticism rather than dismissed it. Don’t expect any changes though.
“We know this choice is controversial but we feel is justified by the gameplay advantages offered by the system and because most PCs are already connected to the internet” is what they said in January.
The PC game is due to come out on the 30th April, two weeks later than Xbox 360.