Ghost Recon: Future Soldier Slips Past Holidays Into March
"Due to a very competitive environment" has been a common reason for delaying titles recently, and Ubisoft is using it again.
This time, it's for Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, which was initially supposed to launch later this year. But during a recent investor's briefing, CEO Yves Guillemot announced that this new installment in the critically acclaimed franchise wouldn't make it in 2010. According to Joystiq, Ubisoft wants to give the developers an appropriate amount of extra time to fully realize their ambitious vision. Said Guillemot:
"Due to a very competitive environment, we decided to move the game out of the Christmas quarter, and into the March quarter. It will also provide additional time to our development teams to realize their vision."
As the site further notes, we can't help but remember the last holiday season, when multiple major titles were pushed out of the holiday season to avoid the likes of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Assassin's Creed II, and Uncharted 2: Among Thieves. ...well, mostly MW2. And once again, we're already starting to see plenty of potential blockbusters lined up for the fourth quarter; Medal of Honor, LittleBigPlanet 2, Call of Duty: Black Ops, Gran Turismo 5, etc. So slightly lesser - yet still large - games may have to take a back seat...and this obviously includes Future Soldier.
Related Game(s): Ghost Recon: Future Soldier
5/18/2010 12:33:27 PM Ben Dutka