We will have to wait a little while longer to enlist into the futuristic war zone that is Ghost Recon: Future Soldier. The first-person shooter has been delayed once again, from its previously announced March 6 launch date. It will now be released in North America on May 22, with a European release following two days later (May 24). The game will only be available for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 at that point.
If you’re a PC gamer, then this announcement also has something for you. It’s news that you can celebrate about. Ubisoft‘s previous announcement regarding Ghost Recon Online taking Future Soldier‘s place in that market due to piracy concerns, was just a marketing ploy. However, that version won’t be out until “a later date.”
The following is a quote from Ubisoft IP development director, Adrian Lacey, in reference to this new delay:
Although the game is “feature complete in our multiplayer, singleplayer, and four-player co-op campaign modes,” it was delayed “in order to ensure that all these ingredients are pushed to the highest level and provide a truly unique shooter experience.”
What does this retail move mean for the planned January Ghost Recon Future Soldier Beta? It has also been moved, and is expected to start in April now.
UBISOFT® SETS LAUNCH OF TOM CLANCY™’S GHOST RECON FUTURE SOLDIER™ FOR MAY
Company Confirms PC Version, Announces Multiplayer Beta for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in April
SAN FRANCISCO – January 10, 2012 – Today Ubisoft announced Tom Clancy™’s Ghost Recon Future Soldier™ will launch in North America on May 22, 2012 and in Europe on May 24, 2012. The game will be available for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the Sony PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, and for Windows PC at a later date. A multiplayer beta will be available in April for both Xbox 360® and PlayStation®3.
“Ubisoft prides itself on creating some of the most compelling and innovative experiences in digital entertainment,” said Adrian Lacey, IP development director at Ubisoft Studios France. “Today we are feature complete in our multi-player, single-player and four-player co-op campaign modes. We have made the decision to move the date in order to ensure that all these ingredients are pushed to the highest level and provide a truly unique shooter experience. The Ghost Recon franchise is known for setting the standard of high definition gaming and we believe the extra couple of months will allow us to reach that goal. We would like to thank all Ghost Recon fans for their patience and look forward to unveiling some exciting new elements in the coming weeks.”
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