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.
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.
@thenephariouson Cheers mate, here's hoping. @kytomasi I care about future soldier, so there you go.
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 >.>'
@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!
i think they are doing the right thing, after the holidays there will be plenty of room for their gamas coming up, go Ubi
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...
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.
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.
@XboxGuy1537, @jsonaut Check this link: http://www.dualpixels.com/profiles/blogs/rumor-new-rainbow-six-title-in
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........
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.
looks brilliant, I can't wait for this. Also hope they're working on a Vegas game, they're always good.
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.
At this rate the military will already have this technology and they'll have to rename it to something else -.-
Must be a mistake should be released on pc along with a new rainbow 6 and yes give us rainbow 6 out first plz :)
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.
@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.
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.
@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.
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
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!
This tactically sucks...I pre-ordered this game from amazon.com on March 3, 2010...it will be two years later.
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 :)
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.
Whatever , I'm still looking forward to it.(imagine all the posts you'd have to write for every game you didn't like)
@gamerxxx89@ Yeah in the age of mindless shooters, who will be smart enough to pick this game up... I suppose I will.
i l be straightforwd in da age of battlfield,cod,moh, whose gonna play GHOST wtttevr revon or recon or wat!!!!
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.
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.
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