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New Driver And Ghost Recon Delayed Again By Ubisoft
by Brad Nicholson on
Quality concerns, yadda, yadda, yadda.
As Game Informer notes, these two titles were set to appear at some point during Ubisoft's 2010 and early 2011 release window. Now, both titles will see a release during the 2011 and 2012 window. Obviously no date specifics were given in the Ubisoft report, but there's pretty much no way you'll see either of these games until at least April 2011 since Ubisoft's fiscal year doesn't end until March 2011.
Just think, once upon a time, Ghost Recon: Future Soldier was slated to hit about right now.
During a recent earnings call, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot said that the Driver: San Francisco delay is all about polish. He explained (via Gamasutra) that it's "important to bring all the fine touches to the game so that it can become a good racing game that helps us to establish Ubisoft in the racing genre."
A similar response has been given about the Ghost Recon: Future Soldier delay. In an official forum post, Ubisoft senior community developer Kimi Matsuzaki said, "We are working to make the game the best it possibly can be and we're taking this extra time to do just that."
The Future Soldier beta is still slated to happen, by the way. But now it'll happen much closer to the game's release date, Matsuzaki confirmed in the same forum post.