360 Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter gold

[UPDATE] Next-gen, Xbox editions of GRAW set for March 9 ship, PC slated for May; confusion surrounds PS2 version.

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When the first Xbox 360 games were revealed last May, few generated as much excitement as Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter. Sporting graphics that look far slicker than many of its next-generation siblings, the game takes the popular tactical combat series even further into the near future. Besides sporting the high-tech Integrated Warfighter System (IWS) heads-up interface, the game contains plenty of in-game equipment based on technology still being developed by the US military, such as the OICW (Objective Individual Combat Weapon). Gameplay-wise, the 360 GRAW will take full advantage of Xbox Live, allowing players to use coordinated multiplayer attacks via its integrated voice over IP functionality.

Now, nearly 10 months after it was first unveiled, Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter has gone gold for the Xbox 360. Ubisoft confirmed today that the game has been sent to the factory and will ship worldwide on March 9--next Thursday. It will simultaneously ship on the current-generation Xbox in the US, but will come a week later in Europe.

However, today's news was not as good for PC gamers. Originally slated for a March 30 release, the Windows version of the game now won't arrive until May, the same month as the annual E3 gaming expo. According to a statement from Ubisoft, the delay will give "developers more time to put the finishing touches on the game and make it the best possible PC gaming experience."

[UPDATE] While Ubisoft was clear about game's release on three platforms, it was more hazy about its plans for another--the PlayStation 2. The console was unmentioned in an announcement sent to the US games press, and the PS2 logo has disappeared from the bottom of the official GRAW Web site--much like the GameCube logo did in December. However, a news update on the general Ghost Recon site says clearly that GRAW is due "March 30th on PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system." As of press time, reps for the publisher had not responded to requests for clarification on that edition of the game.

All versions of Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter are set in the year 2013 in Mexico City, which has been taken over by rebels. The famed Ghosts, elite US commandos, must head into the metropolis to quash a rebellion and retake control. Gamers will lead their squad on missions to "save the president of the United States, recover stolen nuclear codes, and eliminate a vicious band of renegade soldiers hell-bent on unleashing catastrophe." More details on plot and gameplay can be found in GameSpot's extensive previous coverage of GRAW.

Discussion

67 comments
Reetesh
Reetesh

Wow I cant wait for the GS review to see how it turns out to be:D

thefjk
thefjk

........... ............ We'll see M$!

99skylinegtr
99skylinegtr

i cant wait to see the 360 version. it looks so real. i bet the ps2 version will get canceled. ubi will soon be all xbox and pc. no gc and ps2

adynamik1
adynamik1

For whoever asked earlier, PC games are harder to develop than any console (with the possible exception of the PS3's cell) because of the varying capabilities and quality of the hardware installed in the machine.

jameston80
jameston80

Oh man, dont know if you guys downloaded the trailers for graw through marketplace yet, but if you have not, what are you waiting for? This game is gonna rock the 360 in every way. As for ps2 version, I see it getting scrapped alltogether, think of it, the ps2 is a weak machine. Even the gamecube is more powerfull than a ps2, but the gamecube has limitations with the small discs.

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

Could this be the first X360 game worth buying in months. *mystery music plays in the background*

Fatality4u
Fatality4u

That would have been funny if it would have gotten dropped from PS2.

nemes1s3000
nemes1s3000

Still waiting for the PS2 version, and Benihya, making 360 games is harder than making PC ones.

dru26
dru26

March Madness begins.

Autolycus
Autolycus

Yes it more difficult to make games on PC then a 360(because not eveyrone has the same hardware and software). ------- Yes the XBOX360 Custom ATi chip is faster then a 1900XT. (Nvidia is still a ton better. They create better drivers(MUCH BETTER). offer more support to developers. Lead with new technology instead of just maxing old technology) ------- All you PC fan boys crying. Accept that current systems are better then your PC's. Developers would rather built games for everyone that has the same system(aka consoles) then having to think about people with an AMD 1700+ still on there NVidia Geforce 4600Ti. ------- The game looks sweet, but hopefully the gameplay holds up. I think they need to get it out before E.S.: OBLIVION to get the sales numbers they want ------- Don't expect it to be on PS3. That thing is a NIGHTMARE to develop for and the user base is going to get smaller and smaller with the price getting higher and higher. Not to mention its a SONY product, which means it'll break within a year! Hope you like sending your system out to get repaired for weeks on end. ------- Sony DOES NOT want PS2 dead. They plan to support the system till 2010(laugh). Without PS2, Sony would be in some pretty heafty finacial trouble. So think before you make stuff up please.

deejay246
deejay246

goes to download new trailer

iammai
iammai

this the third great new until now,and good for play station 2 to have such a wonderful awesome game.

OPOLO
OPOLO

Well, I think I'm going to get this game. Darn, another shooter

mikekare79
mikekare79

I can't wait to get this game for my 360!!!

KiLLer_ba
KiLLer_ba

I cant wait to play this game, It looks Great!

danielson
danielson

i can't stand the word "GRAW" its so fanboy

HeyzeusNYC
HeyzeusNYC

Don't get me wrong and all.. We all know the WHOLE GHOST RECON series was great and.. all but I think this game is a lil OVER hyped... yes I'm gonna buy it but I'm afraid to play it..lol too much graphics and hype... well we see next week

wytefang
wytefang

Ah, yep, we've seen this before from them. By May the PC version will be delayed again..until eventually they decide not to release it, which is fine because it's going to be crappy compared to games like BF2, FEAR, or Call of Duty anyway. I say leave the crappy wannabe shooter to the console fans. YAWN x2.

Flat_Line_____
Flat_Line_____

This is why I finally got a 360 :D this game look phenominal, can't friggin wait for this to hit! (Plus there was a trailer update today on the market place for this. No demo yet but let's hope Friday is the day.) Oh man just thought of somethin....it's almost midnight sooo technically it could be out in a matter of minutes.45 to be exact hehe. *crosses fingers*

kaziechameleon
kaziechameleon

god, ubisoft pisses me off, how could they push back the pc version by two months. you know what, screw them. the pc version should be near identical to the 360 version so the delay could only mean one thing. UBIsoft wasted time and resources promoting a pc game that will never see the light of day. this iteration is doomed to the same fate as the previous one, to be a consolized peice of crap that the pc gamers will be happy to not have to endure. it's basicaly trying to become a socom wanabe, and socom is a boring unoriginal game as it is(sorry console gamers it is a rehash that try's but fails to be any where near as good as a pc shooter) yeah i want a farcry sequel, and what do they do, take a wonderful pc shooter and take it to the consoles, and then make a sequel that is console only. go valve/monolith/relic/blizzard/NCsoft/

OdinDragoonX
OdinDragoonX

No point in the PS2. Sony wants the PS2 dead, but they just can't release the poison to do that (PS3)

BullDogSquad
BullDogSquad

Ahhhhh!!!!! Yes, the sweet gunfire I will consume myself in next week will be so intense my 360 is even excited!!!!

wokisan
wokisan

The demo is supposed to hit marketplace about a week before launch...which would be tomorrow or Friday. Fingers crossed. I'm really looking forward to this game and Oblivion.

hoguejp
hoguejp

The word is there will be a demo.

Isaiah700
Isaiah700

this is great i cant wait to play it. Does anyone know if there going to have a demo on market place for GRAW?

kaziechameleon
kaziechameleon

i'm feeling like they may cut out the pc version because they stupidly did that in the second incarnation. this who'll no pc version of a game that was born on the pc is really stupid. and it reinforces for me why i can't whole hartedly support ubi soft.

The_One_RT
The_One_RT

who cares about the PS2 anyways this game is way to complicated to run on that thing. Especialy with that HUD.

The_One_RT
The_One_RT

Awesome, I can not wait for this, I need another good game to play on live.

remaGloohcSdlO
remaGloohcSdlO

As much as we complain about the 360 version demo and such... PS2 fans will be crapped on if that happens. Wow.

SilverArrows
SilverArrows

Is there a 360 demo in the works? I would love to try the demo before I get the game.

tatu2004
tatu2004

this is great Ghost Recon 3 comes out on the 10th march in the UK.....

NeoJedi
NeoJedi

Looks very good, can't wait.

anonymus_pe
anonymus_pe

Playstation consoles will never house the power of Ghost Recon!!! Xbox will triumph!!! (At least I'm hopefull...)

jamil2nice
jamil2nice

I never did understand how the weak PS2 could stand up to the PC, Xbox, and Xbox 360 versions

slow-pc
slow-pc

Was expecting the ps2 date to slip or drop. They have not been on top of the ps2 releases as of yet it seems with the past few games. GRAW looks a bit to advanced for the hardware the way ubisoft has done the ealier TC titles.

rbarahona
rbarahona

This is one of the games that make me want an XBox 360. I was expecting to play it on my GCN but it got cancelled. I thought it was bad news but a logical move fro, Ubisoft. However the cancellation of the game for the PS2 is really a shocker. They have the best installed base of the current generation!!! I think that Ubisoft is now making the transition to the next generation and, because of that, some games are being cancelled despite the platform.

sushi_111
sushi_111

Sweet, I am da master of GR and I cant wait for my 360 GRAW!

Buck_Hotep
Buck_Hotep

With talk of the possibility that the PS3 wont make the Spring 2006 release, why would Ubisoft make a PS3 that may not be out til holiday season. Hell, the sequel to GRAW may be almost done by then if they decided on one. Either the PS2 just can't handle the kind of graphics GRAW has or they just decided to cancel it.

chrismunx
chrismunx

PS2 a no show? Would made sense. Will we see it for PS3? Possibly. Maybe even a launch game.

acesion
acesion

Yay i think that the should have gotten rid of the origonal xbox and ps2 version but its odd that they would eliminate one and not the other well doesnt effect me i preordered when 360 launched.