Ubisoft just recently released their first half of 2010-2011 financials, and they talked a lot about money. And while I know you’re all dying to hear how much money Ubisoft made, I’m going to skip to the juicy stuff – the actual video game information.
First up is that, unfortunately, two titles have been delayed. Driver: San Francisco has been pushed to July 2011 and Ghost Recon: Future Soldier was pushed back to May 2011, moving both titles to the 2012 fiscal year. Although whether or not that is unfortunate in my opinion is based on the reason of why the titles were delayed. If they were delayed to improve the quality of the games, I’m 100% for it.
Also hard to determine if it is fortunate or unfortunate is the announcement of a new Assassin’s Creed title planned for 2011. Ubisoft’s Jean-Francois Boivin said that the title needed to take a break for a breath of fresh air in 2011. It seems the higher-ups disagree as there is another title on the way, effectively putting it in the Call of Duty position of yearly releases.
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Ghost Recon: Future Soldier on PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 was delayed until 2011. But Ghost Recon fans won’t have to wait until then to get some Ghost Recon action. Ubisoft announced that the Wii version of Ghost Recon: Future Soldier and a new PSP title, Ghost Recon Predator, will be launching this November.
Ghost Recon Predator, for the PSP, is set to be a more classic Ghost Recon title, shrunken down to fit in your pocket. Predator features four man teams fighting against a group of terrorists in the jungles of Sri Lanka.
The main goal is to take down insurgents before they meet their objectives. The problem? Trying to track them down. According to Ubisoft, the insurgents could be anyone. There is a possibility that he may appear to be just a random person hiding in a crowd of people walking down the sidewalk. Of course, you will have plenty of technology and intel on your side to help you track him down.
The gameplay will feature character swapping between squad members, and an arsenal of gadgets for players to play with. And you can bring up to three friends in the four player co-op mode.
After the jump you will find screenshots for Ghost Recon Predator, and you will also find details and a trailer for the Nintendo Wii version of Ghost Recon: Future Soldier.
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Delays are fun time excitement, but in the gaming industry we are all too familiar with them. The most recent example is Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, which has been delayed until the “March quarter.”
The title was originally scheduled for a Holiday 2010 launch, but Ubisoft is trying to avoid the holiday rush of big name first person shooters like Call of Duty: Black Ops and Medal of Honor (even though I don’t think its still considered big name).
Hopefully we don’t see a similar trend to last year where everyone starts delaying games left and right to avoid crowded seasons.
Ghost Recon: Future Soldier is set for this holiday season, so it is about time we finally hear some concrete info on the title. Official Xbox Magazine has a lengthy article about the title containing some new details about the title.
Ghost Recon: Future Soldier is set to take place in Mexico city. There, players will have to perform recon missions just as they have in past games. To get the job done, players will have access to four classes each with their own unique abilities. Ubisoft announced the classes and listed one major piece of equipment for each class: Commandos who have seeking missiles, Recons with cloaking devices, Engineers with UAV droids, and Snipers with long-range target designation.
While each class has unique features, one piece of equipment every soldier has is the exo-skeleton armor. This allows players to sprint, slide tackle, and jump over small obstacles despite all the heavy equipment they are carrying. All soldiers will also be able to perform close combat take down moves.
Future Soldier will have a 8 vs. 8 multiplayer mode for capture the flag and domination along with drop in and drop out co-op campaign missions for up to four players. Team work is encouraged through special benefits from different classes when they are close together. For example, players who stick by a Recon class player will gain the effects of cloaking. To make staying together easier, there is even a follow button you can press to follow teammates automatically.
Ghost Recon: Future Soldier is heading to a wide variety of platforms this holiday season including PC, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, Nintendo DS and PlayStation Portable.
There hasn’t been much in terms of information on Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, but Ubisoft did announce some details on when you can get your hands on the title.
Those waiting for the retail release can expect it some time this Fall, but anyone who wants to get their hands on it earlier needs to pick up Splinter Cell: Conviction on the Xbox 360. The Xbox 360 version includes a beta invite for the Ghost Recon: Future Soldier. The beta is expected to launch some time this Summer, so it won’t be too long till gamers can get a hands-on look at the title.
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