Ghost Recon: Future Soldier due March 2012, beta deploying January 2012

Ubisoft narrows launch window for its upcoming military shooter, dates reveals Xbox 360-exclusive multiplayer test.

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[UPDATE] Ubisoft has now confirmed that Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier will launch in March 2012. The original article is below. [END UPDATE]

Shooter fans wondering when they'll be able to test-fire Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier now have an answer. Today, Ubisoft announced via Twitter that the multiplayer beta test for the military shooter will launch in January 2012 exclusively for the Xbox 360 version of the game. Access to the beta can be granted by preordering it at GameStop or by having a copy of last year's stealth-action game Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction.

Ghost Recon: Future Soldier will get its beta on in January 2012.

Ghost Recon: Future Soldier is still set to ship during the first quarter of 2012, meaning its launch will quickly follow the beta's end. The game was first teased in January 2009 for an early-2010 release but was later delayed to a Q4 2010 launch. Since then, it has been pushed to the first quarter of 2011 and then again to its current release window.

Ghost Recon: Future Soldier gets 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. The third-person shooter will have a cooperative mode, and its gameplay will focus on both stealth and heavy action. It is in development for the PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PSP, and DS.

For more on Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, check out GameSpot's recent preview straight from the 2011 Electronic Entertainment Expo show floor.

Discussion

70 comments
Hunterdeal
Hunterdeal

any sign-up locations for the BETA as of yet?

Heroldp813
Heroldp813

Is it just me or does this game look like Splinter Cell Conviction? The whole synchronize shot thing looks identical to what you do in SP Conviction.

cipo89
cipo89

@01706_123 World ends on December 21, 2012

Hellavation
Hellavation

I'd rather a game be pushed back and be perfect then release early to satisfy us fans!

MrGoldfish1
MrGoldfish1

1st Release Date: March 2011 2nd Release Date: October 2011 3rd Release Date: March 2012 Two of which we haven't even passed yet.

gunner967
gunner967

That's strange, my SCC box says "within 12 months." It'll be almost TWO FRIKKEN YEARS since I preordered splinter cell.

blovtom
blovtom

i hope this game ends up being as awesome as it looks! cuz right now it looks like mgs quality but could end up being duke nukem thrash if not done right!!

JOKER677
JOKER677

I saw the transparent camo and thought "Ghost Recon series just went down the drain" what's the point of wearing any other camo?

pagholicky
pagholicky

isn't it to long i mean we really have to wait for a half year

elitedeadman
elitedeadman

@01706_123: Good question. but that will happen on december 21 2012 so.. we still have 9 months left after the release.

prioritymail
prioritymail

Jan 2012 for the beta!? At least they are still doing it.

kennythomas26
kennythomas26

This preview does not look as great as the one they showed off at last years E3, but it still looks great and I thought they going t back to their FPS roots but the game seems to be a Third-person-shooter like the last 2 in the series, which is still great as well.

kennythomas26
kennythomas26

@-Fable- I could pre-oreder it but I think the EB Games near me might be out of beta code and plus I sent my info through SC: conviction on that Uplay and I think I'm supose to get the through an e-mail or get through thr Uplay thing and I think I need the game to play the beta for me. The game is not that expensive up here it's 10 to 20 dollars now up here in Toronto, Canada.

DekaRyan46
DekaRyan46

PS3 & PC is where I'll install the beta.

VegaDD
VegaDD

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VegaDD

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01706_123
01706_123

what if the world ends in 2012

taner_123
taner_123

omg just fricken come out already! :(

ray4594
ray4594

nice just a year and a half of delay from their original beta release date (which was like around the summer of 2010)

-Fable-
-Fable-

@kennythomas26 you can just preorder the game to get a beta code - you don't have to re-buy sc:conviction. :)

-Fable-
-Fable-

wait? 2 months before it comes out? why? I thought beta's were made available so we can test the game and they can fix the issues or improve the game play before the game is released? So basically they're not going to fix any issues (or very little) before we get a copy in our hands. nice... not!

jnw93
jnw93

& its sux its an xbox only BETA sony pull that money from your pocket

jnw93
jnw93

2012 :/ i was hoping before Xmas march seems agez away

JoshX042
JoshX042

This game does look impressive. I wasn't in to the others and I'm not big on military shooter type games, but I'm definitely interested in this one. Seems to be more of an emphasis on stealth than other shooters out there.

mjack70
mjack70

Still a long time to wait...

Crash_WL
Crash_WL

Finally, but I don't have Conviction on my X360, but I will most likely pre-order it. :D

Reavrus
Reavrus

Finally!!!! Thought they never gonna release it! @mightEone u right we need a change of pace. So tired of running and gunning and gunning and running!!!! Will definitely be worth the wait

Rasputin2011
Rasputin2011

Very glad I held on to my copy of Splinter Cell: Conviction!!

TheHappyCamper
TheHappyCamper

@Enraged_Bannana - Did you actually read the article? It clearly states anyone with Splinter Cell: Conviction gets access to the beta.

mightEone
mightEone

It's about time. I'm tired of running and gunning. We need more games that require you to be a thinker, not spray and pray until you hit somone like in COD.

lbennett12
lbennett12

Glad i still have my copy of conviction lol

blackhamachi
blackhamachi

well, it doesnt matter since most of waiting for diabloIII, "adding to the waiting list"

kwanzudood
kwanzudood

How much weight did you lose, KVO?

devrindare
devrindare

gosh I am thinking that this would come in 2011 but finally I know that I couldn't put my hand on this before Q2 2012.

russianzombie
russianzombie

damn i want this bad... prolly will preorder it now so i can save all my other money for the great games coming out this winter.

flexin007
flexin007

Happy to see we're getting a beta!

Moloch121
Moloch121

@sagejonathan Cause Microsoft will usually spend some money for that which can help move units.

sagejonathan
sagejonathan

i'll probably preorder it a little later on. I want it really badly. But y are most betas for xbox?

meathead86
meathead86

Dam i wanted to get this but nothing will stop me from getting mass effect 3

gc88
gc88

noooo I just bought Splinter Cell Conviction and threw out the beta code because I thought it already happened

lsw3638
lsw3638

more punishing reality / plausibility plz

Agent-M
Agent-M

I see what you mean. Yeah it sucks, but at least its coming out on all those systems I stated below.

Agent-M
Agent-M

@Johnlyw, the article states it will be released for PC, Xbox 360, Playstation 3, PSP and DS.

lsw3638
lsw3638

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