Ubisoft Delays Ghost Recon: Future Soldier Again, But Un-Cancels PC Version

Ghost Recon: Future Soldier has been delayed until May 25 from its last delayed console release date of March 31.

That’s the bad news, since it further screws up our Big List of Game Releases You Should Pay Attention To in 2012. It’s also the latest in a string of delays of the game from Ubisoft.

The good news, however, is that there will be a PC version of the game. Up to now, Ubisoft has claimed GRFS wouldn’t be hitting PC, mostly due to rampant piracy destroying their sales figures. That was part of the justification for the upcoming Ghost Recon Online, a free-to-play multiplayer edition to the franchise for PC that would, I guess, make up for not actually giving customers a full, real game.

Ubisoft has about-faced on the PC position, though, it seems. It now says a PC edition of Future Soldier will be available “at a later date” than the console release — and if I know Ubisoft, you can expect that later date to be roughly one month later than the console versions. Apparently, one additional month is about the time a developer needs to slap oppressive DRM on a console port. Removing it takes approximately one week and one PR debacle.

Via CVG.

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4 Comments on Ubisoft Delays Ghost Recon: Future Soldier Again, But Un-Cancels PC Version

bob

On January 10, 2012 at 1:20 pm

so much piracy on a console its not funny

Ltenhet

On January 10, 2012 at 8:38 pm

Screw you Ubisoft, you’ve basically called all PC gamers thieves and idiots, who needs your games.

Chris

On January 15, 2012 at 9:16 pm

Wrong date, it’s been pushed back to May 22.

And to “bob”, so much piracy on consoles? You mean PC?

You can “illegally download” onto a console unless it’s modded, which not everybody has a modded console because it’s just not worth it.
There’s more game piracy on PC’s than consoles.

Mostly because you can go to a torrent and just download full games that way without having to pay.

max

On December 22, 2013 at 11:42 am

@chris u must be retarted still think Piracy happens only on PC, my friend pirated GTA 5 on Xbox on Day ONE, Accept the Truth Noob. piracy si as high on console then PC. the only thing that helps consoles sales is the used game market.