GRAW 2 debriefed

Sequel to Ubisoft's hit enlisting on Xbox 360, PS3, PSP, PC in spring 2007; battles will take place on both sides of US-Mexico border.

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That's it, send the fancy-pants doctor out there!

One of the first next-generation games to show off the power of the Xbox 360 was Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter. The game was a success in retail and with critics, with the British Academy of Film and Television Arts awarding the title Best Game of the Year at its annual awards in October.

During a recent earnings call, Ubisoft unsurprisingly revealed that a sequel was in the works. But what was surprising was the game's timetable--the company was aiming for a first-quarter 2007 release, just about one year after its predecessor.

Today, Ubisoft narrowed down Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2's worldwide release date to spring 2007 and revealed which platforms it is in development for. The Advanced Warfighter era of Ghost Recon will go for a second tour of duty on the Xbox 360 and PC and will make its debut on both the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable.

GRAW 2 takes place in 2014 and follows the events of the original GRAW. Insurgent rebel forces have sent Mexico into a nationwide civil war, which poses a threat to the United States. Scott Mitchell and his fellow Ghosts are called on to neutralize the potential risk to the US and will have to fight on both sides of the border, including in El Paso, Texas, to be successful.

Ubisoft promises that GRAW 2 will include changing weather systems, improved artificial intelligence, an advanced Cross-Com system, and more types of military support, including air strikes from jet fighters. There will also be new weapons and a new soldier class, the medic.

No details of the multiplayer portion of the game were given.

GRAW 2 is being developed by Ubisoft Paris and Red Storm Studios. No rating or pricing information has yet been announced.

Discussion

188 comments
wallmartkiller
wallmartkiller

But is the PC version 3rd person like the XBOX 360 or first person?

EliteScout
EliteScout

Ghost recon on ps3. Something to look forward to.

Mindchamber
Mindchamber

thats a short production cycle. I would rather they take longer and try their hardest to get it to look as gritty as Gears

veracity024
veracity024

we dont need details about the multiplayer, kuz it will own... noone plays single player anyway. at least noone important buys a game for single player.

vash_617
vash_617

I LOVED GRAW ON 360! WOAH ITS COMING TO PSP??? I HOPE ITS NOT A DUMB FIRST PERSON SHOOTER LIKE THE PS2 and XBOX VERSIONS. PLEASE STAY AS A DIRECT PORT FOR THE PORTABLE!!

cjcr_alexandru
cjcr_alexandru

I think this is too early. How many improvements can you do in just one year?

aramitz
aramitz

They need to overhaul the MP system to fix the disconnect issues and dropouts. Also they should scrap the Truerank system as it's clearly been proven in game after game using it to simply not work. Finally they need a far better single player story, the first was really sub-par. Personally i'd rather they developed Assassins than this right now, far-far too many 3rd person shooters not to mention FPS's. Viva Pinata was a breath of fresh air for the 360.

Bayani789
Bayani789

I liked this game a lot..even though it had an "I'm a robot" cover system..

mikekare79
mikekare79

Who ever works at Gamespot must hate this game since all they do is rag on it in the captions. Gamespot, you have dissapointed me. I thought you were better and cooler than that.

darkpresence
darkpresence

no zuljinRaynor, GRAW 2 will be the same Uber-buggy-dumbwitted AI that walks into your line of fire or the fire of the enemy type of tactical rail shooter it is. lets pray that GRIN isnt no longer developing let alone useing a subpar game engine that isnt throroughly tested. UBISOFT =turning into EA where they turn out junk for $50.

kambion313
kambion313

graws cover needs to feel more like GoWs cover system

ZuljinRaynor
ZuljinRaynor

So... will the PC version of GRAW 2 be the same uber-tactical-slow-action game that GRAW PC was?

Blazer88
Blazer88

Should be killing some Iranians or something, not a fake made up enemy.

Nishua
Nishua

I think most of you will agree that the single player portion of GRAW was far superior then the multiplayer content. The graphics were better, the actions was more intense with better physics, and special effects. It just seemed like the multiplayer aspect of the game got gimped. One thing that truly pissed me off was that in the single player portion of the game players could lean against walls to take cover. Why they didn't incorporate this into the mp action is beyond me. Needless to say, and I think most will agree with me when I say, that GRAW 2 must have this feature for the multiplayer.

CommonerChaos
CommonerChaos

I think Ubisoft is releasing this game too early. Rainbow Six Vegas just released, and it's doing pretty good. They need to wait until Vegas starts to die a little, then release this. Plus, it would give them a lot more time to fix any bugs, or to make a few major tweaks to the game.

Alpha__13
Alpha__13

This looks real good, but it looks like GRAW 1.5 to me. I'm not trying to bash on it; I can't wait for it, but it doesn't look like much has changed from the first game.

The_Carnage
The_Carnage

It's good their making a sequel but I would've liked to see it take place somewhere else because the setting is too similar to the first one.

Daffy101
Daffy101

read all of this AND MORE in game informer : )

Sanguis_Malus
Sanguis_Malus

Graw was a great game, but I would welcome the weather changes. I would also like to see more variety in terms of settings. Definately one to watch out for though, if its good then it will be getting my money. However, I too have some minor concerns that this is too soon to release a sequel, do a good job Ubisoft !

RahKayne
RahKayne

your real question should be PESon360- tilt or no tilt. (im sure they can make use of it)

PackersRock
PackersRock

this is too soon to release a sequel. I honestly would rather have them wait a few years and make more of a 'true' sequel than just an expansion

geebus
geebus

cravygravy 4 player co-op please... The first one was.

asimplerapper
asimplerapper

Seems it's going to be very similar to the first on.

thekey
thekey

MasterKahuna "I Wonder if that screenshot is Real ?????" Auh! Thats how good GRAW 1 looks on the 360 now. Why would these screenshots be "Real"?????

MasterKahuna
MasterKahuna

I Wonder if that screenshot is Real ?????

PESon360
PESon360

big diff btween X360 and PS3 version: rumble or no rumble ;)

darkpresence
darkpresence

i played the pc version of GRAW and it was a buggy mess. even at 1.30 patch i cant play the damn thing without crashing, or Freezing in MP. its a shame. and yes i have absolutely every updated driver imaginable. and my system can handle the game quite well. its just a buggy game, at least for some i guess, im one of the unlucky few. its now turned into a $50 coaster.

Equilibrium_340
Equilibrium_340

I wonder if Ubisoft is beginning to forget the difference between an expansion pack and a sequel.

theKSMM
theKSMM

I wonder if the lack of an XBOX or PS2 version of the game is due to technical limitations (which I suppose is why GRAW on those systems were so poorly reviewed) or if it indicates a shift on the part of publishers away from those older systems.

nappan
nappan

I think I speak for virtually everyone who played GRAW when I say "GRAW 2... Unf Unf Unf". I don't usually go in for that kind of terse post, but GRAW changed my entire view of tactical shooters, and as some have said, it felt like it needed polish. With a sequel polished as only the good Tom Clancy games can be polished, it's going to be a blast.

rugripper40
rugripper40

the first graw on the 360,did it have a good story through cinematics??? thx in advance

jesusflo142211
jesusflo142211

i live in el paso maybe i would be able to see my house! lol

grrson
grrson

I liked GRAW a lot. But it always felt like it was missing something.

enemyvillain
enemyvillain

This time im gonna get the english version of GRAW2 cause i bought the japanese version of GRAW and it deters some of the experienced of playing the game.

XtremePhsyco
XtremePhsyco

i loved GRAW, i know i am buying this too

1425678786655
1425678786655

egh i thought the first one sucked, returned it halfway through the game.

Sergsky
Sergsky

I don't like this new ghost recon. It sucks since GR 2. The original was much much better. This one is for newbies.

THEhockeyGAMER
THEhockeyGAMER

It would be great if they add multplayer where 360 owners can play PS3 owners crossintergrated online, but thats not guna happen sadly.... = [

princeofgames90
princeofgames90

i own Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter And like it

Death_Masta187
Death_Masta187

ghostshadow_cyl yup, runstalker, the graphic superiority of 360 version is way ahead of PC version. PC version was fun too, but when it come to graphic, 360 version totally blew PC into water ----------------------------------------- Is that due to the fact that your PC sucked? But I liked the 360 version a little better just due the fast that they did the whole 3rd person and that’s what made that one fun... don’t get me wrong the PC version was great but I the 3rd person view is what sold me on the 360 version...but I guess also what sold me on the 360 version is that it came out before the PC version did and I needed another good game besides Oblivion on my 360 at the time....

wismanyen
wismanyen

About the Cross-Com, I hope it can be off in GRAW2 and fight with pure eyes. I hate the scrambler in GRAW.

PSP360Gamr83
PSP360Gamr83

epe i cant wait to call in some air strikes from jet fighters, i hope this can be better than the first one, GRAW 1 was a great game.

BurningChrome
BurningChrome

I hope they fix the lame-o MP maps and put in ones like the previous GR games.Also,hopefully we're far enough along in the 360's life cycle to eliminate the annoying pop-in so prevalent in G.R.A.W.