(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Splinter Cell: Blacklist, released just last week in most countries, has faced some problems.
According to a report from The Escapist on Tuesday, upon installation, the PC Steam version of the game resulted in a “failure to launch” error for some users in regions including Asia, the Middle East and Africa.
The indication came from threads on popular social site Reddit. Country locations where the problem happened purportedly included South Africa, Egypt, Israel, Vietnam, Taiwan, the Philippines and others.
“For those in the affected countries, upon fully downloading the game, it simply comes up with a “pre-load complete” message, and won’t let the player proceed to the actual game. If you’re thinking of purchasing the game directly from uPlay to avoid the problem, think again, as uPlay must communicate with Steam during the installation process, and as such will simply throw up the same error,” stated Steven Bogos, writing for The Escapist.
Meanwhile, a later update from the publication noted that the error was starting to get fixed (beginning at 6:30 PM in respective time zones) – good news for Tom Clancy gamer fans.
Splinter Cell: Blacklist comes from game publisher Ubisoft. An action-adventure game, availability is also included for platforms such as the PS3, Wii U and Xbox 360.