Ubisoft’s Ghost Recon series is regarded as one of the best shooting franchises in history. It’s one of the longest running series and will be expanded with Ghost Recon: Future Soldier. However, in the $54 million full fiscal year net loss announcement by Ubisoft, the company took the opportunity to announce the delay of the upcoming tactical shooter.
Previously expected to launch during the 2010 holiday season, Ghost Recon: Future Soldier for consoles as well as handhelds will be released in early 2011, sometime around January and March. The reason for the delay is due to the competitive environment in the holiday sales season. Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot said:
Due to a very competitive environment, we’ve decided to move the game out of the Christmas quarter into the March quarter. It will also provide additional time for our developers to realize their ambitions.
The closing stages of 2010 will witness a handful of shooters. In addition to Activision and Treyarch’s Call of Duty: Black Ops, Electronic Arts will be aiming to take back the shooting genre with the Medal of Honor reboot. One shouldn’t also forget that MAG developers Zipper will be releasing SOCOM 4 before the year’s end.
Ghost Recon: Future Soldier will feature cutting-edge technology, high-tech weaponry, and state-of-the-art single-player and multiplayer modes. The game will go beyond the core Ghost Recon franchise by delivering a fresh gameplay experience, which is aiming to appeal to fans as well as newcomers to the franchise. The game will be showcased during Ubisoft’s E3 conference so expect more information regarding the shooter to be released. In the mean time, why not check out the trailer showcasing the future in Ghost Recon: Future Soldier below: