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.
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.
@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.
After all of their postponing and changing of release dates, we finally recieve a hopefully near accurate release time.
great group-style combat, like the first brother in arms games. Dont like the fucturistic look, but thats something i can used to.
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.
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.
mehhhhhh. I wanted to get this game so bad ! but it just keeps getting delayed. Ill have to wait and see.
@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
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...
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!
big fat MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEH over this one too... "Making it feel like a traditional Ghost Recon experience." Right... Go to hell Ubisoft.
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.
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......
@ 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.
thats one hell of a head to head and some how this developers wonder why thier games dont sell that much,smdh
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! :)
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
@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.
@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.
@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
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...
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.
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.
"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
@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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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