It seems like only yesterday that a colleague of mine asked if we should delete the Ghost Recon Future Soldier PC entry, since well, we were pretty sure it was never going to happen. I have a natural talent for deleting things (especially my own work), so I obliged him. The very instant I hit the "OBLITERATE GAME FROM DATABASE" button I got a memo from the boss man. We had just received a press release from Ubisoft. GRFS was back on for the PC, and I was saddled with painful hours of re-entering the game into the database. I don't want to name names, but it was Paul's fault. (Don't worry Paul, we have a new new guy coming on soon. Then I can start blaming him for all my typoos.)
You read that right. Ghost Recon Future Soldier will be released on the PC, just not as soon as its console counterparts. The Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions will be out on May 22nd. Ubisoft will also be running a multiplayer beta in April for both consoles. Hurray!
Now you may be thing to yourself, "What the heck? Wasn't GRFS scheduled for a March 6th release?" Yes, yes is was. Ubisoft assures us that they have pushed the release date back in order to make things even more amazing. Adrian Lacey, the IP development director at Ubisoft Studios France had this say:
Today we are feature complete in our multi-player, single-player and four-player co-op campaign modes. We have made the decision to move the date in order to ensure that all these ingredients are pushed to the highest level and provide a truly unique shooter experience. The Ghost Recon franchise is known for setting the standard of high definition gaming and we believe the extra couple of months will allow us to reach that goal. We would like to thank all Ghost Recon fans for their patience and look forward to unveiling some exciting new elements in the coming weeks.
Ghost Recon Future Soldier will launch on May 22nd on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. It will support two player local co-op and four player online co-op.