Ghost Recon: Future Soldier mobilizing in early 2012

Ubisoft confirms latest installment in Tom Clancy tactical shooter series will avoid holiday fray with January-March release window.

When Ubisoft first teased Ghost Recon: Future Soldier in January 2009, it expected to have the game out before April 1, 2010. However, by the time Ubisoft officially announced the game in February 2010, it said the game had been bumped back to the final quarter of that year. Since then, the game has been pushed to the first quarter of 2011, and then again to sometime before the end of March 31, 2012.

Ghost Recon: Future Soldier is tactically retreating into 2012.

As part of the publisher's strong fiscal year-end earnings report this morning, Ubisoft confirmed that Ghost Recon: Future Soldier will be arriving toward that back end of that revised schedule. In a post-earnings conference call, CEO Yves Guillemot said that the game is now scheduled for release during its January-March 2012 quarter.

"It will be released in fiscal Q4 as we want first to have the best quality possible, as well as to avoid the very crowded Christmas landscape in the shooter genre," Guillemot said. Shooters that are expected to arrive during the holiday quarter include a new Call of Duty game, Battlefield 3, Resistance 3, and Gears of War 3.

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 latest installment in the Ghost Recon franchise has been announced for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PSP, Wii, and DS. For more on the game, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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145 comments
botsio
botsio

i wish they just give me a date the time they scheduled the game is past.is it now may or what!

jsonaut
jsonaut

@thenephariouson Cheers mate, here's hoping. @kytomasi I care about future soldier, so there you go.

kytomasi
kytomasi

with MW3 and BF3, noone cares abot This Future Soldier. Sadly Ghost Recon cant go back its long range combat because, Arma & Operation flashpoint owns that. Ghost Recon is stuck in a rough spot. Best they focus on Rainbow Six >.>'

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

@organbank Right, sometimes/most of the time I'll agree with you. But your little war on 'generic shooters' actually seems to be border-line obsessive. How is Ghost Recon a generic shooter?? It's a 3rd person, set in the future - and uses gadgets which haven't even made it in to the hands of the military yet. I'm not a fan of the Ghost Recon games as they always feel a bit slow-paced, but you need to keep that 'generic shooter' nonsense to yourself once and a while. You're making yourself look like a fool boy!

latindj
latindj

i think they are doing the right thing, after the holidays there will be plenty of room for their gamas coming up, go Ubi

organbank
organbank

Oh no! One less generic shooter for 2011. What am I going to do for the half a day it would of taken me to finish single player campaign for this turgid generic shooter...

usermikey
usermikey

4 player splitscreen please!!!!

usermikey
usermikey

Gosh dang it. Oh well, looking forward to it. GRAW2 was my first owned Ghost Recon game and online multiplayer stategic choke point laying down firefight warfare was awesome. Also some1 is always taking out UAV everytime it respawns lol :D Hope this one turns out great.

XboxGuy1537
XboxGuy1537

@thenephariouson Thanks for the link! Hope it's true....

PixelAddict
PixelAddict

Yikes. . . This is turning into Ubisoft's latest Splinter Cell: Conviction. Which I hope is not the case, because that game got a major overhaul after it's first 1-year bump.

sonoblnik
sonoblnik

Waited this long whats another year :)

mke3567
mke3567

hampton2003 Posted May 13, 2011 9:17 pm GMT All this article did was make ubisoft look unconfident in their product. if their game isnt good enough to compete with the holiday line up, then they should step it up and make a better game. I understand its better to get away from the crowded release date to earn more sales, but still; their not inspiring much confidence that this game will be great after all the delays and avoiding the holiday. You are so right........

mke3567
mke3567

@hampton2003...Fir realz!!!

Coolyfett
Coolyfett

Seems like it will be a smooth game.

HaloPimp978
HaloPimp978

That sucks that this isn't coming out this year. But I can understand Ubisoft's thinking with all the FPSs coming out during the holiday season.

jsonaut
jsonaut

looks brilliant, I can't wait for this. Also hope they're working on a Vegas game, they're always good.

XboxGuy1537
XboxGuy1537

They need to make another Rainbow Vegas 6. People want that more.

Hk47ownz
Hk47ownz

Chances are the delay will be better for the game. Gives Ubi time to ensure that this Ghost Recon game stands out from the modern shooter crowd. Heck, if they use the time well, we might actually get a product that's worthwile, as opposed to some cheap, thrown together piece meant to generate sales off the cheap hype surrounding shooters these days.

WNxUSA
WNxUSA

At this rate the military will already have this technology and they'll have to rename it to something else -.-

thenephariouson
thenephariouson

Guys, it 'IS' on the PC, see tpo of page where it says 'Also On'

sonoblnik
sonoblnik

Must be a mistake should be released on pc along with a new rainbow 6 and yes give us rainbow 6 out first plz :)

buft
buft

I'd like to know when the Beta is going to hit if at all, im still holding on to my conviction disk and recently played through GR:AW 1 and 2, looking forward to more tactical shooting action.

dozzpot
dozzpot

What, not on the PC? Is that true? It's abandoning the platform where it all started? B*******!

godonholiday
godonholiday

@Sirbobislost sorry, I meant they should have released it this year, as in before the likes of Brink and Homefront. If the argument is that it wont be able to compete with MW3 and BF3, well it wont be able to compete with them ever. They have spent their budget getting it close to finish for this ear as per the original plan. It would take a brand new budget to get this game to a BF3 quality.

sribz
sribz

DAMN, I can't wait for GRFS. 2012 is so far away, been waiting for this for a long time now..... I hope that time is spent polishing the game to be the best it can, and if the last two games were any indication, it should be just fine.

thenephariouson
thenephariouson

@mrsniper83, Dont worry mate, its in the post : ) http://www.dualpixels.com/profiles/blogs/rumor-new-rainbow-six-title-in I still play R6:Vegas 1 even now (theres still loads of people that do, on XBL anyway), its quite ammusing when the occasional CoD player enters a room expecting to simply run around fragging anything that moves, they normally last 5/10 mins before promptly leaving : ) Back on track, i love the GR & R6 series and am quite happy to wait for both.

Bortson
Bortson

Ghost Recon is such a different type of shooter from anything else, people who want to buy it will buy it regardless of when it comes out and those who pass will pass. Cant wait

mrsniper83
mrsniper83

I really dont care, I want another Rainbox Six game instead of this.

FFCloudStrife1
FFCloudStrife1

Total B*** S***! Don't give a game a date they you can't keep to, especially if your gonna delay for 2 years just to better your game sales!

bluespire1
bluespire1

This tactically sucks...I pre-ordered this game from amazon.com on March 3, 2010...it will be two years later.

ace070590
ace070590

I'd hate to say it, but Ubisoft is "tactitcally retreating" this game to 2012 because they know that Gears 3, Resistance 3, COD: MW3, Uncharted 3, and B3 will have a lot more sales. They didn't want to risk it losing its hype so they pushed its release date. That's the only reason I can think of :)

nissanmaxima
nissanmaxima

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DAMSOG
DAMSOG

4 player co-op through the campaign is better than none at all. Although I am at odds at the direction they seem to be taking the Ghost Recon series they are yet to make a bad title, the faith is strong with this one.

sagejonathan
sagejonathan

i'll probably preorder it when the release day comes closer.

ptown58
ptown58

Whatever , I'm still looking forward to it.(imagine all the posts you'd have to write for every game you didn't like)

ChiefFreeman
ChiefFreeman

This game doesn't look impressive at all. Sad, because I used to love this series.

gamerxxx89
gamerxxx89

yeahhhhh really ur just being sentimental dont waste ur money kid !!

ThGy007
ThGy007

@gamerxxx89@ Yeah in the age of mindless shooters, who will be smart enough to pick this game up... I suppose I will.

gamerxxx89
gamerxxx89

i l be straightforwd in da age of battlfield,cod,moh, whose gonna play GHOST wtttevr revon or recon or wat!!!!

HaRdNiPs
HaRdNiPs

i'm actually glad to see grfs delayed, i was one of a few to ask ubi to delay it so this is good news. though not showing it or saying anything sooner is stupid, that's why ubi is suffering, they depend on ac way to much. great shooters except for some cod game are coming out so this a great move from ubi. all i want to see now is a ps3 version of conviction not a port, rsv3 not using the unreal engine, and a sequel to pop the colorful animated one.

hampton2003
hampton2003

All this article did was make ubisoft look unconfident in their product. if their game isnt good enough to compete with the holiday line up, then they should step it up and make a better game. I understand its better to get away from the crowded release date to earn more sales, but still; their not inspiring much confidence that this game will be great after all the delays and avoiding the holiday.