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.