Ghost Recon: Future Soldier deploying in Q4

[UPDATE 2] Next installment in Ubisoft's squad-based shooter due out this holiday on PS3 and 360; Wii, PC, PSP, and DS versions also confirmed; 360 Splinter Cell Conviction buyers get access to MP beta this summer.

In December, Ubisoft trademarked the name "Ghost Recon: Future Soldier." Today, the French publisher announced that the title of the long-awaited next installment in its Tom Clancy-inspired squad-based shooter series would be called…Ghost Recon: Future Soldier.

While Ubisoft was forthcoming on the game's holiday 2010 release date, it only confirmed the Xbox 360 version of the game in its official release. The announcement was supplemented by Ubisoft employees' Twitter posts, which confirmed that developer Ubisoft Paris is also working on a PlayStation 3 edition. A subsequent tweet said a PC version was also planned but did not say whether it would be simultaneously released. Many Ubisoft PC games trail their console siblings by several months, including Assassin's Creed II and Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2.

[UPDATE] In a conference call following this morning's Ubisoft earnings report, CEO Yves Guillemot also said that Ghost Recon: Future Soldier was in development for the PSP and DS. He did not, however, offer a release date for those two platforms.

[UPDATE 2] Ubisoft executives have now also confirmed a Wii version of the game but did not say if it would launch alongside the other console editions.

Ubisoft seems to be rolling out the red carpet for the 360 version of Ghost Recon: Future Soldier. The game's trailer premiered this morning on Xbox Live, and its multiplayer beta will be available exclusively to those who purchase the 360 version of another Tom Clancy game, Splinter Cell Conviction. (The offer does not apply to the PC edition.) Though that game ships in North America on April 13, Future Soldier's MP beta won't begun until this summer, according to Ubisoft.

Ghost Recon: Future Soldier will pick up where Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 (pictured) left off.

First revealed last January and then officially announced in April 2009, Ghost Recon: Future Soldier appears to get its name from the "Future Soldier" programs being conducted by the US and its NATO allies. The initiative, currently part of the US Army's Brigade Combat Team Modernization Program, focuses on outfitting infantrymen with networked communications and high-tech equipment. In today's announcement, Ubisoft emphasized technology repeatedly to help hype the game, saying that it would feature prototype weapons and that its single- and multiplayer modes would be "state of the art."

Ironically, much of the real-life Future Soldier's equipment was already featured in the critically acclaimed Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2, which is set during a fictional conflict in the year 2013. (Ubisoft did not reveal any story details about the new title.) GameSpot's video review of that game is below.

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Discussion

155 comments
Blood_Diamond
Blood_Diamond

@megamega777 I agree completely i was thinking more along the lines of F*** YEA!!! but that works too

Blood_Diamond
Blood_Diamond

I've never played Ghost recon online, i enjoyed it on single player anyway lol.... well might as well dive right into the beta and get owned

ADR3NALIN3_RUSH
ADR3NALIN3_RUSH

I CAN"T WAIT FOR THE BETA I HOPE I GET ONE ........WOW IT"S BEEN AWHILE

MxAa
MxAa

I just hope the multiplayer is better this time around... the multiplayer hasn't beeen so good after ghost recon 2.

KamikazeCanuck
KamikazeCanuck

@sportsfan282 So? That's not an actual reason. Just because you have a new engine doesn't mean you have to retitle it. It's still Sam Mitchel. plus you're forgetting about ghost recon: Desert Seige & Jungle storm.

Malhound
Malhound

Kanye West's Welcome To Heartbreak-official theme. Will the PSP Version be developed again by High Voltage?

megamega777
megamega777

Was already going to buy Splinter Cell Conviction anyway, and now it comes with this MP beta? HELL YAH!!!!!

LosDaddie
LosDaddie

i need to pre-order this soon :D

ChiefFreeman
ChiefFreeman

Oh, forgot to add --- PLEASE make the controls a bit more precise this time Ubisoft! ! The floaty aiming mechanics in warfighter were are a bit dated now.

ChiefFreeman
ChiefFreeman

Great. This time I don't mind having to buy a game to get access to a beta!

guitardude1243
guitardude1243

I hope it keeps the futuristic feel without going overboard and feeling mechanized (best way I can describe it really). Still can't wait to see what shapes up.

abdulwhed
abdulwhed

i like one shootre game it bter

Getix-01
Getix-01

still cant wait though love ghost recon

Getix-01
Getix-01

How does it pick up after ghost recon avanced warfighter 2? *SPOILER ALERT* you detonate a nuke on yourself, wtf lol

smghottie
smghottie

It will be decent at the very least. But considering I had a sh*tload of fun playing the first one a few years back, I'm sure it'll be the same feeling for this next go around.

dikrik469
dikrik469

for all my fellow commenters lol Tom Clancy has never let us down with GR! its about time they come out wit the nxt installment, o yes btw every Clancy game was about future war tech...Modern Warfare is a great game dont get me wrong but sry nobody can compare to Uncle Clancy and his dare old Ghost Recon

Will2Live
Will2Live

It's bound to be compared to Crysis. Which isn't necessarily a bad thing ;D.

RoyaleWivCheese
RoyaleWivCheese

Ok, GRAW and GRAW2 were fantastic for their time but once we saw CODMW they really showed their age. Ubisoft really need to step it up a notch. I know GRAW and COD are very different beasts but this game can't hope to compete with what's out there now unless it's built from the ground up. GRAW with a new engine (and no spawn killing) would be awesome. Fingers crossed for this one!!

AJ-2K7
AJ-2K7

That was by far the coolest ghillie suit ever.

gamermanps2
gamermanps2

Nice move going to the future rather than competing with modern day shooters. I can't wait to see what sort of tech is available.

mcnerk
mcnerk

dont preorder at gamestop save gamecrazy everyone and yes this is coming from a 6 year employee of gamestop

get_bangd
get_bangd

omg so cool i love tom clancy games rule!!! hey ? anyone knows if a new rainbow six is coming out soon??? please let me know where i could find it????????

raven98030
raven98030

I am with you l33tek I will too when can you pre order it

SkeletX
SkeletX

finally something about GRAW xD !!

Gamer_4_Fun
Gamer_4_Fun

I loved GRAW, but this looks too much into the future.

l33tek
l33tek

another reason for me to pre-order SC:Conviction, to get the GR:FS beta MP this summer. i also love Tom Clancy games.

LT-murphy
LT-murphy

can't f@#kin wait , Tom Clancy games are great

-HCMF-
-HCMF-

can't wait, first 2 were great

FoxbatAlpha
FoxbatAlpha

Ghost Recon has always had "future" technology. I remember the UAV seemed kinda science fiction back then. Now its in every modern shooter and essential to battle. I wonder what the "future" will hold this time?

fps_d0minat0r
fps_d0minat0r

tom clancy games are good but hardly ever great. have to wait and see what its up against in Q4.

hengabung
hengabung

Far out, why is it almost every game I'm genuinely interested in has "the red carpet rolled out for 360" D'=

Bruno-K
Bruno-K

Anything with a "tom clancy's" in the title i'm in.

Artosa
Artosa

Ghost recon went downhill with ghost recon 2+3 and advanced warfighter, how about going back to the realism roots, ubisoft.

daveg1
daveg1

cool ive been wondering when they were going to release another ghost recon...

kikitube
kikitube

I don't interested. But I'm still gonna try it.

Kavsta
Kavsta

can't wait for it

coldsauce09
coldsauce09

ghost recon arcades please! i really love the arcade version of it!

SDBusDriver1979
SDBusDriver1979

Wheres the lasers, man? Can't have a future soldier without a laser guns, how is he suppose to fight against the robots with that archaic machine gun?

collegekid440
collegekid440

The original Ghost Recon and Ghost Recon Island Thunder were the best fps I've ever played, they need to remake those with newer servers

DEATH775
DEATH775

Well I hope it will blow me away

D4NZEL-709
D4NZEL-709

Well this is not like some games when i am sold when it's announced i am going to wait for the gameplay first.

kejigoto
kejigoto

@ grimhope How does Ghost Recon: Future Soldier sound anything like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare? Also wasn't the last Ghost Recon game... Ya know the one that came out before Modern Warfare, called Advanced Warfighter or something like that? Besides Battlefield: Badcompany 2 already has Modern Warfare 2 beat, so it really doesn't matter. Then again it wouldn't be that hard to top that rehash.