Ghost Recon: Future Soldier due March 6 - Retail Radar

Amazon, GameStop, Best Buy, Wal-Mart, and Target say Ubisoft's newest tactical shooter lining up in early March.

In June, Ubisoft announced that Ghost Recon: Future Solider would ship--following multiple delays--during March 2012. Now, several retailers all agree on a tightened release date for the tactical shooter: March 6, 2012.

An official release date for Future Soldier may materialize soon.

The release date stems from listings for Ghost Recon: Future Soldier at GameStop, Amazon, Wal-Mart, Target, and Best Buy. If the game ships on that date, it will go head-to-head with two other high-profile releases: BioWare's Mass Effect 3 and 2K Marin's X-Com.

However, gamers won't have to wait until March to play the game. A multiplayer beta for Ghost Recon: Future Soldier is set to launch exclusively on the Xbox 360 during January 2012 for those who have preordered the title at GameStop or own copies of Splinter Cell: Conviction.

Ghost Recon: Future Soldier 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 the game, check out GameSpot's previous coverage of Ghost Recon: Future Soldier.

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spOOoOOn
spOOoOOn

@thenephariouson Better late than never... Thanks man. Really looking forward to it :)

Sgthombre
Sgthombre

@BigBadJohn626 1. The most recent version of Medal of Honor was a complete rip off of COD4. Don't try to deny it. Sure, the original came before, but the the reboot was a rip off. 2. It is impossible for someone to copy themself. "Self Plagerism" isnt a real thing. Don't believe me? Ask John Fogerty. 3. This is an article about Ghost Recon. Why are we bringing BF3 Vs. MW3 into this? 4. Why do you say I won't last 2 minutes in the Beta? I played so much Battlefield 2 that I think I could last a while. Don't even try to question my gaming skill if you've never in you're life met me or played against me.

adventurer360
adventurer360

After all of their postponing and changing of release dates, we finally recieve a hopefully near accurate release time.

charlieboomboom
charlieboomboom

great group-style combat, like the first brother in arms games. Dont like the fucturistic look, but thats something i can used to.

mrsniper83
mrsniper83

I remember getting Splinter Cell:Conviction and on the box it says access to the Future Soldier beta,I wonder how that is still gonna work.

Muteki_X
Muteki_X

I just can't forget the words of GR: Future Soldier producer Stuart White, "DLC is going to get a lot bigger. It's a great move for both consumers and developers--we'll spend less time worrying about shipping content upfront and more time on tweaking the game according to player response." Even with delays, I'm expecting a half-assed game that will milk you to death with DLC.

Triton
Triton

Good, by then we will be tired of BF3 and MW3 and want something new.

CTR360
CTR360

looks promising i cant wait

moej88
moej88

mehhhhhh. I wanted to get this game so bad ! but it just keeps getting delayed. Ill have to wait and see.

sochio
sochio

looks interesting but i will need a demo to give mi final opinion

Torque203
Torque203

@Raxyman i can see where your coming from with the "arcadized" but we havnt had a ghost recon for a while, longer then rainbow six. well see what happens march 6

dkdk999
dkdk999

hmm same day as mass effect 3. Two sci fi tps games are coming out on the same day.

Raxyman
Raxyman

Not saying this isn't gonna be a good game, but it sure as hell it won't be GR. Ubisoft has "arcadized" all Tom Clancy's games...

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

I'm getting a feeling March 2012 is set to be the new November 2011.. Starhawk, May Payne, Ghost Recon... Oh man.. Sure is expensive to be a gamer!

max_1111
max_1111

big fat MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEH over this one too... "Making it feel like a traditional Ghost Recon experience." Right... Go to hell Ubisoft.

thenephariouson
thenephariouson

I love tactics, working as a team, communicating and syncronising attacks, this is why i'd take a good game of R6 or GR over a 'runnie-jumpie-shootie-frag-fest' game of CoD anyday. If CoD is 'Checkers' then GR & R6 are 'Chess', so please dont compare as they're nothing alike.

MJ12-Conspiracy
MJ12-Conspiracy

Sorry I don't really care for Ghost Recon after they destroyed it with GRAW. I am planning on buying Far Cry 3 and the next Rainbow Six game whenever that's announced......

topeira
topeira

@ Darthrocker - i think that the PC version is TBD and gamepost.com should get their act together and watch what they are writing more carefully. on the official forums there is only info about the omission of the PC version and there is no confirmation of it's resurrection. GAMESPOT'S INFO IS MISLEADING! im looking at you, eddie.

John_Read
John_Read

finally something other than AC coming from ubi :P

DesertLynx83
DesertLynx83

If this is true...sorry, still getting Mass Effect 3.

steelmouth
steelmouth

thats one hell of a head to head and some how this developers wonder why thier games dont sell that much,smdh

smellyfeet
smellyfeet

I am soooooo glad this is coming out in March as there's more than enough awesomeness this year to last me for a bit BF3, MW3, RAGE, Deus Ex (just wasted Barrett and on my way to Heng Sha island), Resistance 3, Skyrim and the drool inducing, jaw dropping, pants soiling MGS HD Collection!!! Wohoooo! :)

Gunkeeper2006
Gunkeeper2006

I hope they do something really diffrent and imursive then the rest that are coming out I still play the old ones on pc just cuz it was a fun simulator lol same as the away game

BigBadJohn626
BigBadJohn626

@Sgthombre None of those games are cod copys except homefront. Moh came before cod, bf3 is completly different and much more realistic then cod (go play the beta, if you play like cod you won't last 2 minutes before you quit). This game is going to be much more about tactical and strategy then run and gun. Cod is Cod and everything else is everything else. Cod copies itself too much for other games to copy it.

Sgthombre
Sgthombre

@holtrocks But you gotta admit, there's nothing better than when you get frustrated with a new game being able to just pop in another brand new game.

Payasoplas
Payasoplas

@m4a5 Yes, that's right this not a CoD copy, but also this Ghost Recon isn't even the shadow of the original Ghost Recon

m4a5
m4a5

For all the kids that think this is a CoD copy, it isn't. Not by a long shot. You had might as well be saying that CoD was the first shooter...

dxBIGBOSSxb
dxBIGBOSSxb

Fantastic. Can't wait to get my hand on this game. Big fan of the series and Tom Clancy in general (movies, books, games, etc.) and this game should be beyond my expectations as always.

TheWormRodman
TheWormRodman

Teamwork junkie alert! Can't hardly wait to get my hands on this awesome game which banks on team work & thankfully eliminates e solo hero bull s**t.

Darthrocker
Darthrocker

"It is in development for the PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PSP, and DS. " I am confused... didn't they remove the pc from their listing? if not, i am SUPER SIKED now!... love ghost recon series, best series for coop squad action, and LANing

Pete5506
Pete5506

Glad to hear we finally have a date, lets hope it wouldn't get delayed again

holtrocks
holtrocks

@beckynkris BF3 is not copying CoD and neither is this, and to think of it none of those games you mentioned are, you sir fail miserably.

rasterror
rasterror

I'm dying to play this game. March 6 can't come soon enough. I need a shooter to break up the monotony and this is the game to do it.

Pepsiman31
Pepsiman31

It's about time. I've been waiting since it was announced.

draken2533
draken2533

can't wait this game is gonna rock

cytheh
cytheh

this feels like crysis 2.i saw several "Cloak mode activate" in this trailer, i wonder if there's Maximum armor as well? I think ghost recon should have more strategic function, for example being able to mark objective, send command and so on to your teammates than have futuristic gadgets.

beckynkris
beckynkris

you know how many times can they copy a cod game lets count ,bf3,moh,socom4 and now grfs and thats only off the top of my head wtf none else like anything but cod i find that hard to belive ohh ya homefront add any other i might forget love to see haw many have or will fail stop copying this game it's not even what a realy good game

dallasanderson1
dallasanderson1

I still play GRAW2 i am hanging out for this game. hopefully its going to have that same addictive gameplay that got me going insane on XBL

xSpcManSpiffx
xSpcManSpiffx

Really Ubisoft? Releasing on the same day as Mass Effect 3? I'm going to have a bald spot from scratching my head over this.

kenmanius
kenmanius

This franchise could have been a lot more. Individual team commands would have given it way more potential depth. Now the Mass Effect series already has what this one should have. Shame.

redskinStu
redskinStu

Another badly done COD clone, like SOCOM 4.

holtrocks
holtrocks

Crap this and ME3 coming out on the same day, well there goes $120 bucks .