Ghost Recon: Future Soldier Multiplayer Beta Will Begin in the Far-Flung Future of January

Posted by Alex (2368 posts) -
Pictured: A Future Soldier

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...

#1 Posted by Alex (2368 posts) -
Pictured: A Future Soldier

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...

#2 Edited by Sinful (211 posts) -

cool beta! plus some news!

#3 Posted by blacklab (1587 posts) -

Aaaaand you go in pieces

#4 Edited by Sooty (8082 posts) -

I wish this was first person, then I'd be interested.
 
Once they brought out Ghost Recon 2, people just used third person to view around corners and the whole game became a snorefest. I won a copy of 2 in a clan tournament for playing Ghost Recon: Island Thunder and traded it in within a few weeks. Blergh.
 
Edit: When I first heard about this game I was expecting some serious futuristic shit with laser beams and everything. It just looks like slightly more modern, modern warfare.

#5 Posted by Napalm (9020 posts) -

Why has everybody been so negative on this game when it was shown at E3? I haven't kept up with the Ghost Recon franchise, so I'm out of the loop.

#6 Posted by rmanthorp (4047 posts) -

Not interested, shame looks kinda cool.

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#7 Posted by tactis (355 posts) -

haha, I completely forgot how they promised Future Solider beta to everyone who bought Conviction, man that was a really long time ago.

#8 Posted by buft (3321 posts) -
@tactis said:

haha, I completely forgot how they promised Future Solider beta to everyone who bought Conviction, man that was a really long time ago.

Ironically i had forgotten until i replayed splinter cell recently and the paper slip fell out that offered it for summer 2010
#9 Posted by Example1013 (4834 posts) -

@Napalm said:

Why has everybody been so negative on this game when it was shown at E3? I haven't kept up with the Ghost Recon franchise, so I'm out of the loop.

It looked like shit? Seriously. Gameplay looked pretty bad. Also there hasn't been a good Ghost Recon game in like 5 years. Advanced Warfighter was shit, too.

#10 Posted by Donos (1197 posts) -

Oh hey, that was a thing. Cool, long as you let me know when it actually starts, k? I'm going to forget this in about a minute.

#12 Posted by MisterMouse (3563 posts) -

man part of me feels like that is forever away... then another part of me feels like it will be here before we know it.

#13 Posted by TheHBK (5554 posts) -

Who gives a rats ass about this game?  It keeps looking worse and worse.  I loved GRAW 1 and 2 but then taking it further into the future with big robots and camo.  Ugh.  We sure have deviated a lot from what was great about the Tom Clancy's games.  I am more stoked for the Ghost Recon Online, that seems to be more of what I want from a GR game, Wii U trailer not withstanding.

#14 Posted by EchoEcho (836 posts) -

I liked what I saw in the live-action trailer they put out way back when -- conceptually it was intriguing, and seemed to nail the futuristic vibe they were shooting for, without going into the realm of laser beams and other craziness.
 
Nothing I've seen of the game since has impressed me at all.
 
Besides which, the latest renditions of the game seem no more "Future Soldier" than the Advanced Warfighter games (aside from the cloak), so they honestly might as well just rename it to GRAW3 at this point. Though that would be an insult to GRAW 1&2.
 
Between the reaction from the Giant Bomb crew and what I've seen for myself, I've basically lost all hope for this turning around in the end. Really a shame, too, because there was potential in the idea.

#15 Posted by darkjester74 (1592 posts) -

So, does anyone still have their SC:C disk?  I know I don't, got tired of waiting for the beta that would never come.  And after seeing the recent E3 footage, no interest in playing it anyway.

#16 Posted by SeriouslyNow (8534 posts) -

@Napalm said:

Why has everybody been so negative on this game when it was shown at E3? I haven't kept up with the Ghost Recon franchise, so I'm out of the loop.

Tom Clancy sold his name to Ubisoft. The dude who writes the Janes manuals sold his fucking name to a games company. He must really care about the quality and accuracy of those games and that brand now.

#17 Posted by Cloudenvy (5891 posts) -

@darkjester74 said:

So, does anyone still have their SC:C disk? I know I don't, got tired of waiting for the beta that would never come. And after seeing the recent E3 footage, no interest in playing it anyway.

I still have it!

#18 Posted by QKT (250 posts) -

i feel like im owed the money i would have got from trading the game in.

#19 Posted by Agent47 (1901 posts) -
@darkjester74: So if you have no interest in playing it why hold on to the disc for so long?Kind of odd logic.
#20 Posted by Godlyawesomeguy (6401 posts) -

You know what would be a lot more interesting? Something taking place in the 50's. Not modern, not futuristic, but not all the way back to WWII either. A time that isn't taken advantage a lot by the game industry.

#21 Posted by Absolute_Zero (242 posts) -

Finally! Hopefully I'll get SOME amount of enjoyment out of the beta; then my purchase of Conviction won't have been a complete disappointment.

#22 Posted by Nesty1972 (17 posts) -

nooooooooo so long

#23 Posted by firecracker22 (560 posts) -

What I thought was so odd about the demo at E3...was how much they seemed to borrow from Conviction. There were things like the cover mechanics, the enemy position pointer in the center of the screen that all seemed strange to see re-used in what was supposed to be a future warfare game...that looked like it was in modern times. 
 
That live-action trailer they released in 2010 was awesome, but all that promise of  "The Future" begins now appears to have either got lost or was just hidden from what I saw at E3.

#24 Posted by Vinny_Says (5721 posts) -
@Godlyawesomeguy said:
You know what would be a lot more interesting? Something taking place in the 50's. Not modern, not futuristic, but not all the way back to WWII either. A time that isn't taken advantage a lot by the game industry.
50s weapons are about as lame as WW2 weapons.
#25 Posted by MeatSim (10927 posts) -

I liked GRAW but Future Solider didn't look so hot but will see.

#26 Posted by Brodehouse (10107 posts) -

Duke Nukem Forever will ship before this... g... huh.

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