Hey look, the first game that found the holiday season far too intimidating.
Last year, we watched as a great many promising titles refused to combat the likes of Call of Duty: Black Ops , Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood and Gran Turismo 5 and ran off into 2011. Now, after several delays, Ubisoft has confirmed that Ghost Recon: Future Soldier won't arrive until the end of the first quarter next year. In a post-earnings conference call, CEO Yves Guillemot said;
"It will be released in fiscal Q4 as we want first to have the best quality possible, as well as to avoid the very crowded Christmas landscape in the shooter genre."
Yeah, well, there are quite a few shooters scheduled for the third fiscal quarter, now aren't there? Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and Battlefield 3 are only two, but those are enough to scare just about any producer of a military shooter. Even so, let's not forget that Ghost Recon is indeed a little different from other shooters; that should count for something.
Related Game(s): Ghost Recon: Future Soldier