We know Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier is going to come out some day. We're even reasonably sure it will come out sometime next year. Possibly around "Q1, 2012." But where does that leave the long-promised multiplayer beta, which was once scheduled for this summer, but has seemingly fallen into the perilous oblivion that sits between "this summer" and "Q1, 2012?"
Well, according to Ubisoft's Twitter feed, the darkness of oblivion has lifted, and you'll be able to get your multiplayer Future Soldier on this coming January.
VG24/7 separately confirmed that the beta remains exclusively for Xbox 360 players, and that anyone who picked up a copy of Splinter Cell: Conviction way back in the barely remembered past of 2010 will still have access to the beta. In fact, they'll even get "early, exclusive access."
While we still lack a completely solid release date for Future Soldier, signs now seem to point toward "after January, 2012." And slowly, the puzzle begins to take shape...