Ghost Recon: Future Soldier Pushed to 2011
G4′s The Feed and Joystiq are reporting that Ghost Recon: Future Soldier is being pushed back from a later 2010 release to an early 2011 date, before March 31, per the Ubisoft fiscal year-end conference call to investors. The company cited “a very competitive environment” as the reason for the move, which makes sense as Medal of Honor and Call of Duty: Black Ops are both slated for a late 2010 release. That’s a lot of military shooting in a small timeframe, and Ubisoft figured they’d be better off waiting. Plus, it’s never a bad thing to have more time to polish the final product.
Ubisoft will be showing the game at E3 next month, so you can expect more news, and maybe even a concrete date, out of that show.
UPDATE: the Ghost Recon: Future Soldier beta has also been delayed. A post on the official Ghost Recon website explained the reasoning for the delay:
“Concerning the beta, it will be delayed in-line with the game but will still definitely happen. We made the decision to delay it in order to bring you a more polished beta so your feedback would focus more on gameplay, less on bugs.”
So, whatever. Take your time guys. Make it good.