'Ghost Recon: Future Soldier' slips to an early 2011 release
Thursday 20 May 2010
Easing congestion in a busy end-of-year release window and affording a better opportunity for their game to get noticed, Ubisoft's anticipated revitalization of the
Ghost Recon franchise has now been pushed back to early 2011.
Though the series debuted back in 2001, it was Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter that burst onto the Xbox 360 in 2006 and helped ignite interest in the console's online gaming capabilities, before Call of Duty: Modern Warfare swept the board in 2007 and established the Call of Duty franchise as the military shooter of choice for many fans of the genre, overshadowing Advanced Warfighter's sequel quite considerably.
Now that the dominant genre is in a state of flux, with changes afoot for the Call of Duty series and Battlefield Bad Company 2 emerging as a strong challenger, recent intimations from Ubisoft regarding Ghost Recon's comeback were well received.
The recent Ubisoft title Splinter Cell: Conviction even came with a code allowing owners access to the first public trials of Future Soldier's multiplayer mode.
However, with the Medal of Honor series' resurrection scheduled for October 12 and Call of Duty: Black Ops targeting a November 9 release, Ubisoft have elected to move their baby's debut to sometime between January and March 2011 when they hope that potential punters will be able to give it their full attention.
Life & Style blogs
Why you should never make assumptions about people with autism
People all over the world are getting semicolon tattoos to draw attention to mental health
Sugary drinks are killing 184,000 adults around the world every year, says study
Optical illusion turns blue demon into brunette
What do the emojis on Snapchat mean?
More Britons believe that multiculturalism makes the country worse - not better, says poll
Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
Greece crisis: IMF was pushed around by Angela Merkel and Nicholas Sarkozy – and now it is being humiliated
'I wish the BBC would stop calling it Islamic State' – David Cameron unleashes frustration at broadcaster
Forget little green men – aliens will look like humans, says Cambridge University evolution expert
Girl, 7, stares down hate preacher at Ohio festival with pro-LGBT rainbow flag gesture
- 1 Isis propaganda video shows 25 Syrian soldiers executed by teenage militants in Palmyra
- 2 Number of young homeless people in Britain is 'more than three times the official figures'
- 3 The map showing the most dangerous tourist destinations in Europe, according to the Foreign Office
- 4 Right to die: Belgian doctors rule depressed 24-year-old woman has right to end her life
- 5 The biggest first date turnoff has been revealed
iJobs Gadgets & Tech
£20000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: The leading provider of Employee Managem...
£15000 - £25000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This Kent based design consulta...
£25000 - £34000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Are you looking to work for an ...
Negotiable: Recruitment Genius: This role's responsibility also include operat...