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Ghost Recon: Future Soldier
Ghost Recon: Future Soldier

PC | PlayStation 3 | Xbox 360
Genre: First Person Shooter
Developer: Ubisoft Official Site: http://www.ghostrecon.com
Publisher: Ubisoft
Release Date:
24th May 2012
Friday, 26 October 2012
Post by Eorl @ 11:30am 26/10/12 | 1 Comments
Ubisoft has announced that those who are still playing the futuristic shooter Ghost Recon: Future Soldier on PC will be now able to purchase a Season Pass for all previous and upcoming DLC. This coincides with the release of the new map pack Artic Strike, which will be available separately or in the pass.
Starting today with the release of the Arctic Strike Map Pack on PC, Season Pass owners will be able to access all new downloadable content. The Arctic Strike Map Pack extends your Ghost Recon: Future Soldier PC experience with new multiplayer maps, a new multiplayer mode, new Guerrilla mode co-op map, and six additional weapons to give you the edge over your enemies.
Check out below for a look at some of the screenshots featuring the new map pack. Ubisoft has also noted that those who order the season pass early will get $10 off upcoming DLC.

Tuesday, 15 May 2012
Post by Dan @ 10:28am 15/05/12 | 7 Comments
As promised, Ubisoft have released Ghost Recon Alpha, a 25-minute short film created to promote the upcoming Ghost Recon: Future Soldier.
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Alpha boasts a line-up of top Hollywood talent. The film was directed by Academy Award winners Hervé de Crécy and François Alaux, who won an Oscar in 2010 for Logorama, and produced by Rhea Scott for Little Minx, a Ridley Scott & Associates company. Tim Sexton, 2010 Academy Award nominee for Children of Men, and Gregory Pruss wrote the gripping script.

The film was shot by District 9 cinematographer Trent Opaloch; edited by Pietro Scalia, two time Academy Award winner for Black Hawk Down and JFK; with sound effects and sound effects editing by Per Hallberg, two time Academy Award winner for The Bourne Ultimatum and Braveheart as well as Michael Mann’s Heat; production design by Jan Roelfs (Gattaca, Alexander; and costume design by Sammy Sheldon (V for Vendetta, Kick-Ass, X-Men: First Class, Black Hawk Down). Military Weapons Specialist Harry Humphries, consultant on such notable action films such as Transformers, Thor, Iron Man and Armageddon, ensured that the futuristic weaponry in the film was entirely realistic.
You can watch the film in its entirety below (or here on our HD video page).

Ghost Recon Future Soldier is due on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on May 24th 2012, with PC to follow on June 14.

Thursday, 10 May 2012
Post by Dan @ 12:24pm 10/05/12 | 1 Comments
In most coverage of Ghost Recon Future Soldier, a lot of attention has been given the the future-tech load-outs, tactical gameplay and multiplayer components, but Ubisoft want to remind us that there's a deep narrative component in-store as well and have sent along a new trailer and developer Q&A.

The "Documentary" trailer embedded below (or here in our video library) is narrated by one of these so-called future soldiers, describing the job that they do. The lengthy Q&A can be found here on AusGamers in its entirety and goes into great detail about the game's setting and antagonists, explaining the thought processes and inspirations behind those choices and much more.

Ghost Recon Future Soldier is due on May 24th 2012 for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, with PC to follow on June 14th.

Wednesday, 4 April 2012
Post by Dan @ 09:16am 04/04/12 | 8 Comments
Ubisoft had been disturbingly quiet on the particulars of the PC version of their upcoming Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, despite their terrible track record of poor treatment of PC customers with delayed releases, draconian DRM and even the fact that at one point they had told us it wouldn't be coming to PC at all because you're all pirates, but today they've confirmed a lot of desktop-details and we have to say, they're actually somewhat redeeming.

Although the PC game won't land on May 24th 2012 with it's console counterparts, it will only be a few weeks behind -- not the usual months -- with the official PC date being revealed as June 14th 2012. As for DRM, a press release explains that copies of the game will require activation and launch-authentication with Uplay, but no permanent connection outside of multiplayer -- so the same as any Steam or Origin game basically.

Most surprisingly, they're also packing some platform-exclusive features to take advantage of the PCs strengths.
  • PC high standard visuals (DX11 renderer, new Hi-Quality Assets, new Post Process Effects, multi-monitor solutions support, TriDef stereoscopic support).
  • DirectX11 enhanced: Tessellation (for soft 3D models), Compute Shaders-based realistic lighting (for Global Illumination), Volumetric Fog.
  • Online Widget: Party, Friends and Ghost Feed functionality can be accessed at any moment from any screen.
  • Extended party functionality: simplified and more flexible invitation system.
  • Party text Chat.
  • Uplay Friends system
  • Fully customizable controls for the localized keyboards
A single screenshot from the PC version can be viewed in closer-detail here on our Ghost Recon: Future Solder game page. For more details on the game itself, hit up our in -depth hands-on preview of the console version.
Friday, 3 February 2012
Post by Dan @ 10:55am 03/02/12 | 2 Comments
Ubisoft have released a new trailer for Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, showing off some gameplay action (or at least, in-engine action captured from cinematic camera angles) from the game's singleplayer campaign.

For some reason they're touting it as a "singleplayer reveal", but we have previously had tastes of gameplay from both singleplayer and multiplayer. Hit the embed below for this latest clip (or click here for the HD video page.

Ghost Recon: Future Solder is due on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on May 24th 2012, with a PC version promised later in 2012. For more details on the game, swing by our recent hands-on preview.

Friday, 27 January 2012
Post by trog @ 09:05am 27/01/12 | 2 Comments
Ubisoft took us out to a special event last week at the Sydney International Shooting Centre to showcase their upcoming title in the ever-popular Tom Clancy series of games, Ghost Recon Future Soldier (and they even let us fire off a few rounds while we were there). A tactical shooter with a focus on really capturing the special forces vibe and a healthy dose of cool sci-fi-esque technical tools to expedite the dealing of digital death, it is shaping up to look pretty sweet indeed.

The game is currently scheduled for a May release on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 - and a PC release was recently confirmed as well (although unfortunately we weren't able to get too many details about the PC version just yet). Check out our in-depth preview now for a closer look!

Saturday, 26 November 2011
Post by trog @ 10:00am 26/11/11 | 24 Comments
In an interview with PC Gamer, Ubisoft Ghost Recon producer Sébastien Arnoult has mentioned that Ghost Recon: Future Solider won't be coming to PC, because they "know" that 95% of their consumers will pirate the game.

To try to mitigate the effect of piracy, Ubisoft will be using the novel technique of building an online-only game that is free to play for PC users - Ghost Recon Online will be the Ghost Recon experience that is coming exclusively to PC.
“We’re adapting the offer to the PC market. I don’t like to compare PC and Xbox boxed products because they have a model on that platform that is clearly meant to be €60’s worth of super-Hollywood content. On PC, we’re adapting our model to the demand.”
While it is sort of nice to have them realise that they're different platforms with different models - and thus presumably avoiding the Terrible Console Port Syndrome that plagues so many PC games - it is still disappointing to hear about more games that are never going to make it to the PC.

Wednesday, 10 February 2010
Post by Dan @ 03:34pm 10/02/10 | 10 Comments
Ubisoft have today revealed the next title in the long running Ghost Recon Franchise: Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Future Soldier.

The announcement comes devoid of any screenshots only a very vague teaser trailer and some brief details.
Created by the award-winning team behind Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter and Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2, the game will feature cutting-edge technology, prototype high-tech weaponry, and state-of-the-art single-player and multiplayer modes. Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Future Soldier will go beyond the core Ghost Recon franchise and deliver a fresh gameplay experience, with an unparalleled level of quality that will excite long-time fans and newcomers alike.
A multiplayer beta is reportedly planned for winter 2010 (U.S. Summer), invites for which wil come packaged with Ubisoft's forthcoming Splinter Cell Conviction - due April 15 2010 for PC and Xbox 360.

Early reports (although unconfirmed) suggest that Ghost Recon Future Soldier will see a simultaneous release on both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 with a PC version following hopefully not too far behind.

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